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-m MINUTEST 



.OF THE. 



Fifty-Second Annual Session 



OF THE. 



NEUSE RIVER 

Missionary Baptist 

ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH 

Carter's Chapel Baptist Church, 

NEAR THELMA, N. C. 

September 24th, 25th and 26th, 1918 



The Next Session to be held with St. Stevens Baptist 

Church, Iarbore, N. C, Tuesday after the Fourth 

Lords Day in September 1919. 



1919 
WELDON PRINTING COMPANY, 

WELDON, N. C. 



-^ MINUTES »- 



OF THE 



Fifty-Second Annual Session 



OF THE 



NEUSE RIVER 

Missionary Baptist 



HELD WITH. 



Carters Chapel Baptist Church, 

NEAR THELMA, N. C. 

September 24th, 25th and 26th, 1918. 



The Next Session to be held with St. Stevens Baptist 

Church, Tarbore, N. C, Tuesday after the Fourth 

Lords Day in September 1919. 



1919 
WELDON PRINTING COMPANY, 
WELDON, N. G. 



OFFICER 



President. Rev. J. W. Blaeknall Garysburg, -N. C. 

Vice-Pres. Rev. W. H.Shaw Littleton. " 

Rec. Sec, Rev. J. W. Wood Weldon, " 

Cor. Sec, Rev. Wesley Poach __ Garysburg, " 

Treasurer, Bro. M. E. Martin Thehna, '" 

Auditor, Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, " 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Rev. J. W. Blaeknall Garysburg, N. C. 

" M. P. Sweatt Garysburg, " 

" J.H.Martin Rocky Mount, " 

" A. T. Thomas Garysburg, " 

" C.Pierce Halifax, " 

" A. W. Ivey Littleton, •' 

" W.H.Shaw Littleton, " 

'• C. W. Ivey Rosemary, " 

" P. A. Ivey _• Halifax, " 

" N.V.Davis Weldon, " 

" S. G. Newsome Margarettsville, " 

" G. G. Edmonds . Halifax. " 

" J.W.Wcol Weldon, " 



TRUSTEE BOARD OF NEUSE RIVER INSTITUTE. 

Re\. M. P. Sweatt, President Garysburg, N. C. 

S. G. Newsome Margarettsville, " 

Bro. Cary Alston Littleton, " 

" A. Drewry. Weldon, " 

■' M. W. Williams,' Sr, Halifax, " 

" C.P.Anthony Weldon, " 

" M. E. Martin. Thelma, " 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, " 

" J.W.Wood Weldon, " 

" P. A. Ivey .. Halifax, " 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Jr. Halifax, " 



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List of Ordained Ministers. S^dL/^^-^ 

And their Post Office, all in North Carolina except those 
otherwise stated. 



Rev, D. N. Martin ___Weldon 

W. C. Spencer Margarettsville 

J-. W, Faulk Weldon 

S, G. Newsome Margarettsville 

C. W. Ivey Rosemary 

W. H. Shaw Littleton 

W. R, Shaw Halifax 

Berry Powell Doeheacl 

P. A. Ivey Weldon 

Charles Pierce Halifax 

I. S. Riddick Parmele 

C. A. Whitley Goldsboro 

T. J. Johnson Scotland Neck 

N. H. Arlington Enfield 

C. M. Clayton Gasburg, Va. 

Henry Drake Rocky Mount 

C. Harper Wise 

C C. Webb Scotland Neck 

H. Clements Branchville, Va. 

J. W. W T ood Weldon 

N. V. Davis __. Weldon 

Walter Purnell Halifax 

Geo. G. Edmonds, R. F. D. No. 2 Halifax 

A. Boone Beaman, Va, 

J. L. Gardner (dead) Church Hill 

J. E. Huff Henrico 

Ed. D. Taylor Wood 

J. A. Whitaker Enfield 

E. R. Noel Rocky Mount 

N. S. Newton Freemont 

J. R. Coel - Wilmington 

Dock Shearin Weldon 

J, H. Martin Rocky Mount 

J. R. Stansberry Halifax 

H. E. Tillery Halifax 

A, W. Ivey Littleton 

Deloatch Tillery _ Tillery 

M. P. Sweatt . --. Garysburg 

C. S. Petaway Tarboro 

S. L. Arrington __. 

H. H. Hall Scotland Neck 

Alex Ponton Halifax 

R. C. Carroll Goldsboro 



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Rev. L, M. McNair. Jockson 

Thomas Jones Torboro 

W. H.Jones . Battleboro 

Robert Walker 

Isaac Turner __ . 

W. H. Pollard Weldon 

B. F, Moore Enfield 

George Hinton 

R. C. Clark Scotland Neck 

B. B. Belamy Battleboro 

J. T. Johnson Weldon 

0. W. Williams Whitakers 

W. M. Wiggins Spring Hill 

G. D. Donaldson Heathsville 

0. B, Alston Jackson 

1. S. Turner Tillery 

W. M. Baker Wilson 

Barham Brewer Henrico 

Samuel L. Johnson 

W. B. Auburn 

T. W. McDonald 

Thomas Zollicoffer Littleton 

James R, Gardner Church Hill 

J. W, Blacknall Garysburg 

W. H. Haithco^k Garysburg 

Wesley Poach Garysburg 

A. T. Thomas Garysburg 

W. S. Miller Weldon 

F. M. Davis Wilson 

P. L. Boone Weldon 

L. S. Hilliard Rocky Mount 

N. L. Horton Raleigh 

H. E. Edwards Wilson 

R. W. Pate Wilson 

J. H. Ricks Suffolk. Va 

G. W. Thomas Jaekson 

E. D. Lee . 

W. H. Walker Warsaw 

A. C. Tillery Norfolk, Va 

Preston Dickens Rocky Mount 

Isaac Arrington Enfield 



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List of Licentiate Ministers. 

Bro. Solomon L. Johnson Tillery 

Peter Ivey (dead) Weldon 

N. V. Nicholson Enfield 

Jacob Tavlor Whitakers 

W. H. Nicholson . Odell 

Thomas Deloatch Margarettsville 

J. H. Goode Margarettsville 

Litt Davis Tillery 

Paul Porters (dead) Weldon 

Osborn Williams ...Whitakers 

J. W. Johnson Halifax 

J. R. Wright Rocky Mount 

J, W. Jones 

Samuel Johnson 

Lock Tillery Tillery 

W. J. Willey 

J. N. Merrett 

Burgess Johnson 

William Hux 

Robert Hill (dead) 

Lewis Battle 

Lee Thorne 

C, H. Ryan 

Allen Briggs 

E. S. Dunston 

Eddie Hinton 

C. H. Whitfield Battleboro 

Harry Grant 

James Wi lliams Castalia 

John H. Hill 

Alex Tillery, R. F. D. No. 1, Box 23 Tillery 

W. B. Broadic 

W. M. Lynch Glenview 

Richard Body Enfield 

Preston Dickens 

W. H. Walker Whitakers 

Ruff us Battle 

W. E. Chase Thelma 

N. Sledge . Rosemary 

W. H. Hockaday Thelma 

G. W. Beal Jackson 

A. Fenner 

Newsome Bishop 

D. J. Arrington , 



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NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

' C. Pender Enfield 

' W. T. Battle Brinks 

4 McKenley Nicholson Enfield 

4 Charlie Day Goldsboro 

' Frank Bullock Enfield 

List of Churches Represented. 

Bethlehem 41 Oak Grove 

St. Paul 42 Galilee 

Pleasant Hill 43 Shady Grove 

Morning Star 44 Jerusalem 

Roanoke Salem 45 First Baptist FaMfax 

Daniels Chapel 45 Salem Chapel 

Masons Grove 47 Pittman Grove 

Lee's Chapel 48 Elm City 

Gasalonia 49 Bethlehem 

Pleasant Hill 50 First Baptist Battleboro 

St. Stephens fl Mt. Zion 

East-rn Star 52 St Paul 
First Baptist Rocky Mt.53 Chestnut Grove 

Shepard Grove 54 Cedar Creek 

White Oak 55 Union Grove 

Parkers Chapel 56 New Hope 

St. Mark 56 Tillery Chapel 

Little Zion 59 First Baptist, Framont 

Quankev Chapel 60 Massadonia 

West Weldon 61. Little Zion 

Zion's Hill 62 Harts Chapel 

St. John 63 St. John 

St. Shiloh 64 Shiloh 

Red Hill 65 Lebannon 
First Baptist Enfield 66 Mt. Olive 

Allen's Grove 67 First Baptist. Weldon 

New Bethel 68 Min. & Deacons Union 

Smith's Chapel 69 Old Folks & Orph. Home 

Twiliorht 70 Red Oaks 

Si. Peters 71 Walls Chapel 

Carters Chapel 72 St. James 

Cool Springs 73 Little Hope 

Morning Star 74 St. Chapel 

Jordan Hill 75 Sandy Fork 
First Baptist Goldsboro 76 Branch's Chapel 

Princeton Chapel 77 Ebernezer 

Marks Chapel 78 St. Luke 

New Hope 79 Chockoyotte 

Olive Chapel 80 Vaughan's Chapel 

81 Brocks Chapel 



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List of Ordained Ministers who Paid their Annual Tee 
ror 1915. 

Rev Geo. H. Hinton, Rocky Mount $1.00 

G. G. Edmonds, Halifax 1.00 

J. R. Stansbury, Halifax 1.00 

S. G. Newsome, Margarettsville 1.00 

W.R.Shaw, Halifax 1.00 

Chas Pierce, Halifax 1.00 

D. G, Cain, Margarettsville 1.00 

N. H. Arrington, Enfield 1.00 

C. M Clayton, Gasburg, Va 1.00 

C. C. Webb, Scotland Neck 1.00 

H. Clements, Boykins, Va 1.00 

J. E. Huff, Henrico 1.00 

E. D. Taylor, Wood 1.00 

J. R. Coel, Whitakers 1.00 

J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount 1.00 

P. L. Boone, Weldon 1.00 

A. L. E. Weeks, Wilson 1.00 

A. W. Ivey, Littleton 1.00 

M. P. Sweatt, Garysburg 1.C0 

R. C. Clark, Scotland Neck 1.00 

B. B. Bellamy, Whitakers 1.C0 

W. M. Baker, Wilson 1.00 

Parham Brewer, Henrico 1.C0 

J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg 1.00 

H, H. Hart, Whitakers 1.00 

Wesley Poach, Garysburg 1.00 

W. T. Edmonds, Halifax 1.00 

W. S. Miller, Weldon 1.00 

P. A. Ivey, Halifax 1.00 

A. T. Thomas, Garysburg 1.00 

W. H. Walker, 1.00 

Wm. Wiggins 1. 00 

F. M. Davis 1.00 

R. W. Pate 1.00 

W. G. Edmonds, North Emporia. Va 1.00 

L. S. Hilliard 1.00 

Thomas Jones, Tarboro 1.00 

H. E. Edwards, Wilson 1.00 

H. H. Hall, Scotland Neck 1.00 

G. W. Beale, Jackson 1.00 

W. H. Pollard, Weldon 1.00 

Wm. Stamper, Littleton , 1.00 



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Rev. Deloatch Tillery, Jackson $1,00 

W. H. Shaw, Littleton 1 00 

C. H. Ryan, Freemont 1.00 

A. Boone, Suffolk, Va 1.00 

B. J. Tyson, Tarboro 1.00 

Walter Purnell, Halifax 1.C0 

G. W. Thomas, Jackson 1.00 

J. H. Ricks, Suffolk, Va 1,00 

E. D. Telfor, Elm City 1.00 

Richard Cooper, Windsor 1.00 

Elias Lucas, Elm City 1.00 

Wm. Turner, Jackson 1.00 

D. M. Rosser, Whitakers 1.00 

Thomas H. Bodie, Rocky Mount 1.00 

Berry Powell, Rocky Mount 2.00 

Peter Moses, Jackson 1.00 

E. Hooker, Lucama 1.00 

I. S. Riddick, Parmele 1.00 

Jake Taylor, Whitakers 1.00 

R. B. Walston, Tarboro 1.00 

H. C. Jones, Garysburg 1.00 

J. W.Faulk, Charlotte 1.00 

Dock Shearin, Weldon 1.00 

S. L Evans, Rocky Mount 1.00 

C. W. Ivey, Resemary 1.00 

J. W. Wood, Weldon 1.00 

T. J. Johnson, Weldon 1.00 

A. C. Tillery, Norfolk, Va 1.00 

Preston Dickens, Rocky Mount 1.00 

Isaac x^rrington, Enfield 1.00 

Licentiate Ministers who Paid their Annual Tecs. 

Rev. S. L. Johnson, Tillery $ 50 

C. H. Whitfield, Battleboro 50 

J. W. Johnson, Haliiax 50 

T. A. Pender 50 

H. Whitaker 50 

D. I. Barham, Pleasant Hill 50 

J. H. Hill 50 

W. B. Bradice 50 

A. E. Pierce. Halifpx 50 

Leon Pittman, Enfield 50 

Cook Ford, Whitakers 50 

Abraham Richands, Fremont 50 

Percy Fennel 50 

D. J. Arlington, Whitakers 50 



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Rev. John Batchelor, Kingsboro 50 

James Howell. Rocky Mount 50 

Ed Williamson, Freemont 

W. W. Hogiday, Thelma 50 

W. H. Willie, Weldon 50 

Rufus Battes, Enfield 50 

Sherman Pitman, Rocky Mount 50 

James Howell, Rocky Mount 50 

A. Fenner, Tillery - 50 

Newsome Bishop, Tillery 50 

W. T. Battle, Bricks 50 

James Bellamy, Enfield 50 

A. W. Whitaker 50 

Eddie Joyner, Rocky Mount 50 

Mark Hill, Whitakers 50 

Ed Davis, Tillery 50 

J. C. Cofield, Enfield 50 

Nick Sledge, Rosemary :_ 1.00 

C. M. Day, Rosemary 50 

J.W.Lucas, Rocky Mount £0 

J. H. Arrington 50 

List of Churches Contributed as result of the appeal 
sent out July 1st, 191 5. 

White Oak, Ringwood $10.00 

Chestnut Grove, Tillery 5.00 

Bethlehem, Seaboard 10.00 

Mark's Chapel, Battleboro 10.00 

Allen's Grove, Halifax «. 10.00 

1st Baptist, Gaston 10.00 

1st Baptist, Weldon 10.00 

Oak Grove, Garysburg 5.00 

Carter's Chanel, Thelma 10.00 

Zion Hill, Littleton 10.00 

Churches Contributed Sept. 25th. 

Cherry's Chapel $ 100 

Olive Chapel 1.00 

Vaughan's Chapel, Wilson 1.00 

Austin Dole .50 

Geo. Pender .50 

Wall's Chapel 1.00 

Women's Union Association 5.00 

Elm City L 2.00 

First Baptist, Weldon 50.00 

St. James, Rocky Mt 20.00 

Bethlehem (Nash) 8.0O 



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Shiloh, Scotland Neck 13.00 

Little Hope, Rocky Mt 12.00 

St. Paul, Enfield 7.00 

Hart's Chapel : _■„_ 5.00 

Macedonia, Lucama 2.85 

New Hope, Nash 10.00 

First Baptist, Freemont 12.60 

Ceder Creek, Dawson 4.00 

Mt. Zion, Margarettsville 15.00 

1st. Baptist, Gaston 10.00 

Pleasant Hill, Heathsville 10.00 

Pleasant Hill, Dawson 5.00 

Eastern Star, Tarboro 10.00 

Mt. Zion, Rocky Mt 15.60 

Shepards Grove, Weldon 3.00 

Roanoke Chapel, Garysburg 5.00 

Zion Hill 20.00 

West Weldon, Weldon 2.00 

Shiloh, Nash 15.00 

Red Hill, Whitakers R. F. D 10.00 

Allen's Grove, Halifax 10.00 

Twilight, Weldon 85.00 

Smith Chapel, Halifax 15.00 

Carters Chapel 50.00 

Cool's Spring 10.00 

Chestnut Grove 2.00 

St. John, Nash 20.00 

1st Baptist, Enfield • 10.00 

Daniel's Chapel 10.00 

Roanoke Salem, Garvsburg 10.00 

Mason's Grove 5.00 

1st Baptist, dwells 4.00 

Bethlehem, Seaboard 5.00 

1st Baptist, Goldsboro 5.00 

.New Hope (Edgecomb) 1.75 

Oak Grove 5.00 

Salem's Chapel 5.00 

Jerusalem, Whitakers 10.00 

1st Baptist, Halifax 14.00 

Gallee, Tillery 14.00 

Jordon Hill, Warren Co 5.00 

Ebernezer, Rocky Mt 2.00 

Old Folks & Orphan Home 2.00 

Lonely Hill 3.05 

Ministers & Deacons Union 2.00 



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Smith's Chapel, Enfield 13.00 

1st Baptist, Roanoke Rapids 25.00 

Mt. Calvary 

Zion Hill, Margarettsville 1.00 

1st Baptist, Battleboro 10.00 

St. Stephen. Tarboro 5.00 

St. Peters, Weldon 10.00 

Roanoke Chapel 5.00 

Harts Chapel 5.00 

Board Meeting. 

Sandy Fork $10.00 

St. Paul, Nash 10.00 

Lonely Hill 4.00 

List of Individuals who Contributed to the Rally. 

Blind Sister 15 

Rev Chas. Pierce 5.00 

Master Henry Clanton 1. 00 

Bro. O. D. Archer, Enfield 2.50 

Bro. James Sledge, Tillery 1.00 

Bro. Burt Johnson 2.00 



12 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 



PROCEEDINGS, 



FIRST DAY-Morning Session. 

Thelma, N. C, Sept. 24th, 1918. 

The Neuse River Association met at 9:30. Devotion- 
al services were conducted by Revs. A. W. Ivey and W. 
H. Pollard. Rev. W. S. Miller prayed a very fervent 
prayer for the success of the meeting. 

The President at this time after expressing the pleas- 
ure it gave him to be present and asking the brethren 
to let God be their guide during the entire session. 
The Program was read and a motion prevailed that it 
be adopted and the guide of the Association. 

The welcome address was deferred until this after- 
noon. The Constitution was not read as it was thought 
that all understood it. The Delegates representing 
Churches numbered six (6) names in report. 

A little grievance was reported from members of 
Little Zion Church and it was referred to the Board. 
Rev. P. L. Boone pastor of the First Baptist Church, 
Weldon was introduced and told us that it gave him 
very great pleasure to be with them and that he was 
with them heart soul and body, do all he could to help 
foster the objects of the Association, Rev. Boone was 
welcomely received. Revs. N. V. Davis and Walter 
Purnell were appointed to life a collection, which they 
did to the amount of $5.25. Adjurnment by Rev. L. S. 
Hillard. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session. 

After a very well conducted and spiritual devotional 
service conducted by Rev. W. M. Stamper and Rev. L. 
S. Hillard the President after a few remarks announced 
the meeting open for business. Minutes were read re- 
ceived and adopted. A motion prevailed that the 
Ministerial Board meet immediately after the afternoon 
session. A motion also prevailed that the Annual Ser- 
mon come off tonight. 

The following Committee were appointed, Finance, 
New Churches. The roll was called and the Messen- 
gers names given, after which the Committees were 
again appointed, Education, Temperance, Discussions 



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of various topics. At this point Rev. I. S. Riddick was 
asked to take the chair while the Ministerial Board 
went in session. Homes were assigned and adjourn- 
ment was in order. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

After the Association had enjoyed the song service 
which was Jed by different ones, Rev. W. H. Shaw 
introduced Revs. N. L. Horton and J. W. Blacknall 
who were to assist Rev. F. M. Davis to preach the 
Annual sermon. Rev. Mason after expressing his 
appreciation for the appointment to preach the Annual 
Sermon, took as his text St. John 12;32 "If I be lifted 
up I will draw all men unto me." Subject "Exaltiation 
of Christ." He said in part that it is easy to preach 
some time and to some people, but to preach to preach- 
er's it is a hard task. He urged all preachers to first 
know for themselves that they have been regenerated. 
We all, as Ministers thank God from the depths of our 
hearts for selecting us, to pick us out from faith, etc., 
to preach his word, if he has exalted us to preach his 
Gospel certainly we should do all in our power to exalt 
Him. He mentioned thousands of things which have 
happened since we last met. Christ has spared us to 
come here for business and that business is to lift up 
Jesus Christ. God called us because he knew that the 
only means by which men could be saved was to select 
men to preach the Gospel to them that they might be 
saved, beautifully he pictured Christ coming from 
Heaven going into the earth, hell and taking the keys 
from hell, death and grave then identifying himself 
with men on the earth by starting at Jerusalem telling 
them that whereas the law failed, but the blood of 
Christ by falling into my arms of love you can and will 
be saved. He brought in the work of the Holy Spirit. 
He again referred to the fact that in many cases God 
has failed to be exalted, because men have been trying 
to exalt themselves. His emphasis was put very strong 
on God's love, 'If I be lifted I will draw all men unto 
me. He asked that we show our appreciation of Bap- 
tism by living a consecrated life, come out of the water 
and live a clean life. The only doctrine will be Jesus 
Christ and His love. Lift up the member of the Trin- 
ity, hold up the grace of the Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ that unlocked the prison doors. Let the Angels 
see you hold him up, so that sweet eternal satisfaction 



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in which man can rejoice. Let our aim be held up. 
The establishment of Gods Kingdom on earth is our 
aim on earth, therefore let it be our work. He said 
further that if we desire to do the world good lift up 
Jesus Christ, if we have done our duty towards holding 
up God then the lights from God's countenance will 
light us up and we will all sing the new song, "We are 
welcome and going Home." He gave us another beau- 
tiful picture of seeing those we have loved and then 
above all seeing Christ as having lifted Him up. Truly 
his sermon was spiritual, logical and uplifting. 

Rev. Boone sang: "When the Saints are marching 
in I want to be in that number." Rev. E. R. Noel 
offered prayer. Bro. A. W. Wood and Richard Law- 
rence was asked to lift a collection which they did to 
the amount of $10.30. After prayer by Rev. L. S. 
Hilliard adjournment. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

The Neuse River Association met at 9:30 with the 
devotions being conducted by Revs. H. H. Hall and A. 
W. Ivey. Rev. H. E. Edward of Wilson was presented 
to the Association and offered for membership and was 
received by the payment of Si. 00 also Rev. F. M. Dav- 
is paid $1.00 for annual fee. A motion prevailed that 
the delegates be supplied with their hack fare by their 
churches. A motion prevailed that Rev. R. W. Pate 
be received, he paid $1.00. The Minutes were read 
received and adopted. Rev. Thomas asked that his 
name be not omitted. 

The President's Annual Address was next in order, 
he came forward and said though he wasn't feeling 
well physically he was feeling well spiritually and was 
glad that the principal of Christianity which brother- 
hood and love. He urged the brethren to live in unity 
peace and harmony, let Christianity take the lead and 
the Association will be a pleasure. He said that the 
only thing that will not be broken up will be Gods 
Church. We all were sorry when he had finished. 
Leaning on Jesus was sung. Several brethren spoke 
of the address. The welcome address delivered by 
Rev. W. H. Shaw was so able and full of welcome that 
the entire delegation felt at home. Rev. F. _M. Davis 
responded in words well chosen for the occasion. 

The Association gave a rising vote of thanks for the 



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hearty words of welcome. Rev. E. D Telfore, Rev. G. 
W. Thomas, Rev. Ricks, Rev. L. J. Alexander, Rev. J. 
J. Barham were made welcome and received by the 
Association. A letter from Hart's Chapel was read and 
received. 

A motion prevailed that we send Bro. J. R. Gardner 
his credentials. A letter from Rev. Body also was re- 
ceived with $1.00. A motion prevailed that all com- 
mittees stop work and get ready for the Educational 
Rally. Rev. Geo Edmonds explained his lateness, 
which was accepted. Sister Ida Newell came forward 
bringing greetings from Woman's Union Association 
gave $5.00 in their behalf, a vote of thanks was extend- 
ed. A vote of thanks was extended to Carters Chapel 
for taking care of the Association and paying $60.00. 
1st Baptist of Goldsboro pledged $5.00 and paid $5.00. 
Bro. Stamper stated th't they would raise their Rally 
fund. The delegate from Zion Hill, Margarettsville 
came forward and brought $1.00 asking the prayers of 
the Association 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

After a very well praise service conducted by Bros. 
Geo. Hinton and O. L, Johnson, a motion to drop the 
question of preaching and go into business was carried. 
The report of the Board was not received but dropped. 
Bro. M. W. Williams reported $1.00 and greetings from 
Rev. Richard Shaw who asked the prayers of the Asso- 
ciation. The Association stopped and asked God's 
blessings upon Rev. Richard Shaw who was at home 
ill in bed. Rev. H. Clements prayed. Right hand of 
fellowship was extended to Bros. Ricks, Cooper and 
Boone. At this point the Womans Auxillery reported. 
Rev. D. N. Martin lifted a collection for the sisters, 
amount $17.30. The total amount $306.21 presented to 
the Educational Board. Adjournment was then in 
order. 

SECOND DAY— Night Session. 

After devotion als led by Revs. Chas. Pierce and Wal- 
ter Purnell the President announced the house open 
and ready for business Rev. Riddick was then intro- 
duced and expressed the pleasure it gave him to speak 
to the people in this section of the country. He took 
his text from Matt. 15:18. "Thou art Peter and upon 



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this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell 
shall not prevail against it". His subject was the 
Builder and Gate keeper of the Church. The Builder 
was characterized as Christ and the gate keepers as the 
Ministers. He asked why are the Ministers growing 
so slack on earth about the gates. He said dig deep 
while we are digging, that is get regenerated thorough- 
ly. He brought us many men from Stephen and others 
who have gone on because they stood for the faith. 
Unless we tell all that they must accept immersion they 
will die and go down thinking they are saved. 

Rev. Riddick's sermon was full of doctrine, spirit and 
all that was good, everybody seemed very happy after 
he had finished. Rev. W. M. Stamper led in singing, 
"Just because he loved me so." Prayer was offered 
by Rev. W. M. Alexander, it was a real spiritual feast. 
The young boy from the Oxford Orphanage recited 
and sang to the delighted Association. Revs, demons 
and Alexander was asked to lift a collection to the 
amount of $20.32. 

Rev. Geo. W. Alston came forward as a messenger 
from the Reedy Creek Association. Mrs. J. A. Alston 
spoke some encouraging remarks to the Association, 
also urging the young men to equip themselves like 
men. 

The Committee on Education reported, received, af- 
ter several short speeches on the importance of Educa- 
tion it was adopted (see report. 

Rev. Sweatt offered a standing resolution, accepted 
(see report. ) 

Committee on Resolution reported, (see report.) 

Committee on Ordination reported, accepted (see 
report. ) 

Committee on New Churches reported, a motion to 
refer the matter to the Ministerial Board was carried. 

Bro. T. W. Gardner and Blake Williams was mutually 
excused. A motion to give a rising vote of thanks to 
the Carters Chapel Church. Prayer by Bro. Hall was 
offered and adjournment. 

THIRD DAY-Morning Session. 

With Rev. M. P. Sweatt in the chair, Rev. L. S. Hil- 
liard and Rev. H. Clement conducted the praise service. 
At this point Rev. A T. Thomas offered prayer. Rev. 
Sweatt sang "Give this old time Religion." Rev. Allen 



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Thomas made some remarks stating 1 that he had no de- 
sire to offend any one. Rev. Martin responded by say- 
ing that all were satisfied. The Minutes were received 
after some corrections. A motion to drop both cases 
relative to Little Zion membership, carried. Rev. L. 
J. Alexander was introduced and expressed the pleasure 
it gave him to be here, he too spoke encourgingly of 
the work and urged the brethren to go forward. 

A motion prevailed that each Church sending delegat- 
es instruct them to remain until the ending of the ses- 
sion unless excused by the Association. 

Committee on Sunday Schools reported (see report.) 

Rev. J. W. Faulk, W. M. Kitchen, Prof. T. S. Inbor- 
den and D. P. Dupree, each of them made some encour- 
aging remarks. 

Committee on Time and Place reported, received (see 
report. ) 

Committee on Obituary reported, received (see re- 
port.) 

Committee on Temperance reported, received (see 
report. 

A motion that the election of Officers be at 1:30 p. m. 

Sister Washington, a blind sister, a collection of 
$10:13 was given her. Prof. Dupree the farm demon- 
strator and Mr. J. H. Browning were introduced. A 
letter from Old Folks and Orphans Home was received. 

Mrs. M. W. Williams County Food Demonstrator was 
presented and spoke of the County work etc. A motion 
prevailed that each Church bring at least $2.00 for 
Foreign Mission. Election of Officers was next. A 
Committee on nomination of officers was appointed. 
Rev. I. S. Riddick was elected temperary moderator. 
On motion to accept the resignation of Prof. M. W. 
Williams as Sec'y. On motion to appoint a Committee 
of seven on Officers. Rev. J. W. Faulk opened the 
Topic: The duty of the Pastor to Neuse River Institute. 
On motion to receive the report of Officers. On motion 
to complete the officers of the Ministerial Board. On 
motion to present a gift to Ex Pres. D. N. Martin by 
the Association. On motion that Rev. J. H. Martin be 
Auditor for this Association. On motion that the gift 
shall be $50. CO and $10.00 annual presentation. 

Next Rev. J. W. Faulk had the honor of installing 
the officers of the Association. On motion to thank 
the Sisters of New Hope, Nash Co., for their donation. 
On motion to represent in the Baptist State Convention. 



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On motion that Rev. J. W. Wood, I. S. Riddick and 
Pres. J. W. Blacknall, Rev. J. H. Martin and S. G. 
Newsome go as delegates to the Baptist State Conven- 
tion. On motion to receive the report of the Finance 
Committee. On motion to adopt the Finance report. 
On motion that the Finance Committee's report be re- 
ceived and adopted. 

The Committee on Officers reported fsee report.) 
Adjournment. 

Roll of Churches and Messengers. 

First Baptist, Elm City .... B. S. Jordon 

First Baptist, Weldon_._A. Drewry and C. P. Anthony 

Red Oak ! E. S. Lucas 

Mt. Olive Rev. Henry Drake 

Lebannon 

St. James, Rocky Mt F. A. B. Martin 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck__Rev. C. C. Webb & J. W. Clark 

Bethlehem, Nash Co ___Rev. Geo. Edmonds 

Little Hope, Rocky Mt 

St. Paul, Enfield Rev. McKinley Nicholas and Leon 

Pittman 

Hart's Chapel, Edgecombe 

Macedonia Bro. J. S. Fort 

Little Zion, Nash Co . . x 

Mt. Hope, Jackson Sam Cross and G. W. Hawk 

New Hope, Nash Co Bro. Robt. Ricks, W. M. Clary 

First Baptist, Freemont Bro. Thos. Cooley 

Union Grove Bro. James Simon 

St. Paul, Nash Co 

Tillery's Chapel B.J. Spell 

Cedar's Creek._ . 

Mt. Zion, Northampton Co 

Pleasant Hill. Heathsville .,. 

First Baptist, Gastona D. D. Walker 

Morning Star, Pine Top Rev. W. B. Walston 

Leggett's Chapel 

Pleasant Hill, Dawson E. Mutts 

St. Stephen, Tarboro 

Eastern Star, Tarboro A. W. Wood 

Mt. Zion, Nash Co. Richard Lawrence 

Shepards Grove 

Roanoke Chapel Joe Brown and Jos. Pittman 

Parkers Chapel S. L. Goode and S. L. Foreman 

Little Zion, Halifax Co 



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Zion Hill, Halifax Co J. H. Williams 

West Weldon J. J. Smallwood 

Shiloh, Nash Co. B. J. Harris 

St. John, Elmo By Letter 

Red Bill D. Keid and W. E. Kornichee 

Allen's Grove Rev. Chas. Pierce 

Twilight Joseph Ruftin and Teat Thomas 

Smith's Chapel, Halifax. __ Bro. I. J. Jenkins and Wm. 

Smith 

New Bethel Elias Lowe 

Walls Chapel___Rev. G. W. Beal and Rev. Geo. Thomas 

Carters Chapel M. E. Martin and J. T. Ivey 

Cools Spring - Rev. Wesley Porch 

Morning Star, Battleboro Rev. W. H. Walker 

St. Peters, Weldon 

Chestnut Grove Rev. Jos. House 

St. John, Nash Co W. E. Byrd and Sam Thompson 

First Baptist, Enfield Isaac Gun ter 

Quankeys Chapel Wm. Johnson 

St. Marks Rev. B. B. Bellamy 

White Oak Bro. W. H. Burt and G, W. Jones 

Gassalonia _. 

Masons Grove 

Daniels Chapel 

Roanoke Salem W. T. Garris and E. L. Arrington 

St. Chapel Bro. Cheathem Hunter 

Jordon Hill 

Bethlehem, Edgecombe ___ 

Crowells X Road Smith Gary 

First Baptist, Battleboro Gary Whi taker 

Bethlehem, Northampton Jessie Faison 

Marks Chapel A.L.Jones 

First Baptist, Goldsboro Rev. F. M. Davis and W. 

M. Hamilton 

Princestons Chapel R. W. Pate 

Cherrys Chapel Rev. Geo. Hinton 

New Hope, Edgecombe Bro. Wesley Revis 

Olive Chapel, Nash Co 

Oak Grove W. G. Lee 

Galiilee Mark E. Tillery 

Shady Grove __ 

Salem Chapel 

Jerusalem _. J. R Phillips 

First Baptist, Halifax James Pierce and W. Johnson 

Brooks Chapel 



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Vaughans Chapel 

Sandy Fork Bro, Peter Deans 

Ebernezer Nash E. Lucas 

Friendship Mack Farmer 

St. Luke, Edgecombe W. H. Jones 

Lovely Hill 

Simon Grove Rev. Chas. Zollicoffer 

Old Folk and Orphans Home By Letter 

Deacons Union J. J. Kornichee 

Parkers Chapel S. L. Goode and S. L. Foreman 

Smith Chapel, Enfield .___ Rev. H. Hall 

First Baptist, Roanoke Rapids T. J. Smallwood 

Calvary . - J. K. Knight 

Zion Hill, Margarettsville Rev. D. G. Cain 

Little Zion, Whitakers By Letter 

Lovely Hill, Tillery Jacob Fenner 

Simon Grove Rev. C. Zallicoff ee 

Friendship Joseph K. Hill 

Old Folk Orphan Home . . 

White Hill Aron Anderson 



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Official Roaster, Womans Auxiliary 

OF 

NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-Pres Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg, N. C. 

Rec. Sec Mrs. F. C. Talley, Weldon, N. C. 

Asst. Sec Mrs. C. B. James, Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Cor. Sec Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Treasurer Mrs. MariahDemry, Weldon, N. C. 

Auditor Mrs. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

County Presidents 

Mrs. M. E. Simpson Nash and Edgecombe Co's. 

Mrs. Mary Ried Edgecombe Co. 

Mrs. Mollie Williams I u n i ifnY C n 

Mrs. Bettie Pittman \ ■ Hallfax Co ' 

Mrs. Josephine Peebles I \Tn„fUn^«f n „ r^ 

Mrs. Gertrude Garner f Northampton Co. 

Mrs. Annie E. Jbort Wayne Co. 

Executive Board. 

Mrs. Zellie Pittman, Chairman, Mrs. C. P. Anthony, 
Mrs. Jane Richards, Mrs. C. B. James, Mrs. L. V. Me- 
bane, Secretary, Rev. M. P. Sweatt, Rev. J. W. Wood, 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

MINUTES. 

The Third Annual Session of the Woman's Auxiliary 
of the Neuse River Association met at Battleboro Bap- 
tist Church, Battleboro, N. C, Rev. J. W. Wood Pas- 
tor, Sept. 13th, 14th and 15th, 1918. 

FRIDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Cora 
Odom, Millie A. Lockhart and Sallie Coachman. Open- 
ing song "Hinder me not." Sister Cora Odom read 
for scripture Lesson 98 Psalm. Prayer was offered by 
Sister Sallie Coachman Followed hymn by Sister Me- 
bane. Introductory remarks by the President Sister J. 
W. Wood. After hearing a few encouraging remarks 
from the Cor. Sec, Sister Mebane and the Auditor Sis- 



22 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

ter J. H. Martin the welcome address on the part of the 
Church was delivered by Sister Margarett Jones. Pres. 
Sister J. W. Wood introduced the Pastor Rev. J. W. 
Wood. The constitution was read. 

On motion the Constitution was adopted. Enrollment 
of Delegates (see list.) Collection of Annual dues was 
taken and the following paid (25) twenty five cents 
each: Sisters Mattie Jones, J. H. Martin, W. B. Bras- 
well, L. V. Mebane, Jane Richards, J. Peebles, Minnie 
Brown, Nannie Smith, Donnie Taylor, Alice Smith, Rosa 
McDaniel, Minnie Ward, Gertrude Garner, Millie A. 
Lockhart, J. W. Wood, C. A. Thomas, Cora Odom, 
Margarett Jones, J. D. Dragon, M. A. Talley, Martha 
Braswell, E. E. Brown, Pennina Whitehead, C. P. An- 
thony, The following County Presidents reported: Sis- 
ters Mamie Simpson $16.11, Mary Reid $15.00, Gertrude 
Garner $4.00, Josephine Peebles $34.50. 

List of Circles and Delegates. 

Cool Spring. Mrs. C. A. Thomas, delegate $10.00 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck. Mrs. Minnie Ward, 

delegate 6 00 

Twilight, Nellie Drumgold, delegate...' 5.00 

St. James, Rocky Mount, Mrs. J. H. Martin, 

delegate 10.00 

Red Hill, Mrs. A. E. Quinichette, delegate ......... 5.00 

Carters Chapel, Mrs. Ellen Brown, delegate 10.00 

Roanoke Chapel, Mrs. Millie A. Lockhart, dele- 
gate 5.00 

1st Baptist, Battleboro. Mrs. Cora Odom, delegate 5.00 
1st Baptist, Weldon, Mrs. Jane Richards, dele- 
gate 11.00 

Harts Chapel, Mrs. Mary E. Bullock, delegate 5.00 

Jerusalem Mrs. Eveline Phillips, delegate 5.00 

New Hope, Mrs. Dora Clay, delegate 1.00 

St. Peter, Weldon. Mrs. Mariah Demery, delegate 1.00 
Ebenezer, Rocky Mt., Mrs. Nellie Smith, delegate 1.00 
Roanoke Salem, Mrs. Josephine Peebles, delegate 1.00 

Parker Chapel, Mrs. Minnie Brown, delegate 1.00 

New Hope ( Edgecombe), Mrs. Caroline Bass, del- 
egate 5.00 

Jackson Church 'Shiloh, Nash County, B. J. Har- 
ris 5.00) r.oo 

1st Baptist, Halifax, Mrs. Mollie Williams, dele- 
gate 10.00 

Mrs. Victoria Hale, personal 3.00 



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Encouraging remarks were made by visiting Bros. 
and Sisters, Mrs. J. D. Dragon, G. Spencer and Misses 
Cora Whitakers, Braswell and Odom. The following 
Committees were appointed: On Officers— Mrs. C. P. 
Anthony, Mrs. Gertrude Garner, Johnie Weaver, Rosa 
McDonnall, Millie Frazier, Cora Odom. On New Cir- 
cles — C. A. Thomas. Nannie Smith, Leah Whitakers, 
Minnie Ward. On Obituary— Mrs. J. H. Martin, piivia 
A. Quinishette, Nannie Smith, Jane Richards. On 
Temperance — Mrs. Josephine Peebles, Margarett Jones, 
Henry Whitehead, Joe Phillips, Mary E. Harris. On 
Time and Place — Mrs. Mollie Williams, Martha Bras- 
well. Minnie Brown, Evelyn Phillips. On Finance — 
Millie A. Lockhart, Jane Richards, Mariah Demry, 
Mary Ricks and Nellie Smith. Benediction. 

FRIDAY— Night Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Sisters Minnie 
Brown, Cora Odom and Josephine Peebles. The wel- 
come address was delivered in a short, but cordial way 
by the Pastor Rev. J. W. Wood. Sister J. H. Martin in 
suitable words responded. Several hymns were sung 
after which the Annual Sermon was preached by Rev. 
J. W. Wood, he selected for his text Phil. 1:21; subject: 
"For me to Live is Christ, and to die is gain." His 
sermon was a master piece. Vice-Pres. Sister Josephine 
Peebles in a few words introduced the Pres. Sister J. 
W. Wood who delivered her annual address in a concise 
sind explicit way. Cor. Sec. Sister Mebane in few 
words highly congratulated Madame Pres. Wood for her 
timely and well worded address. A motion prevailed 
that the Presidents address appear in the Minutes. 

Sister Annie E. Fort of Goldsboro, N. C., was intro- 
duced to the Auxiliary, in a few remarks she assured 
us that she would do all in her power to help us in the 
work. Collection was lifted by Sister Mary Reid and 
Dr. Martin, amount raised $25.58. Benediction. 

SATURDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Ger- 
trude Garner, 0. E. Quinichette and Lucy Harper. The 
meeting was opened by singing "Oh for a closer walk 
with God." Prayer was offered by Sister Quinichette. 
After singing several hymns and offering several pray- 
ers the meeting was spiritually aroused. The minutes 



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were read and appointed with correction; A collection 
of $1.50 was lifted. Benediction. 

SATURDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Nellie 
Smith, Millie Frazier, and Mary A. Harris. The Sisters 
were allowed 30 minutes prayer service, several Sisters 
testified and the meeting was spiritually aroused. The 
Topic was then opened by Sister Millie Frazier, subject: 
"Shall we have the Auxiliary?" Sister Frazier in a few 
timely remarks explained clearly that we should have 
the Auxilliary, followed by Sisters Jane Richard, Ellen 
Brown, Mollie Williams, G. P. Anthony and several 
other sisters. In a short but impressive way they ex- 
plained that it was necessary to have the Auxilliary. 
The Cor. Sec. Sister Mebane came forward and made 
her report. 

SUNDAY- Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Jose- 
phine Peebles John Lucas and Mollie Williams. Sang 
for opening "Am I a Soldier of the Cross." Scripture 
lesson Gal. 6 Chapt. Prayer by Sister Williams. Sister 
Peebles asked every person present to take part and 
express themselves in some way. After expressions 
the Pres. lifted a collection of $7.08. Benediction. 

SUNDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Sisters Car- 
oline Bass, Willie Jones and Mollie Williams. After the 
devotional exercises, we were most highly entertained 
with a program and rally rendered by the young people 
of Battleboro, they raised $10.74 which was very com- 
mendable. 

SUNDAY— Night Session. 

Eulogistic Service was held in honor of Sister Hester 
Mason, a short biography of her life was given by Sis- 
ters Josephine Peebles, Gertrude Gamer, Cora A. 
Thomas and the Pres. Mrs. J. W. Wood. After which 
Rev, J. H. Martin, preached from John 10;10. his ser- 
mon was able, instructive and inspiring. Collection 



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was lifted by sisters Mary Reid and Mae Garett Jones, 
amount raised $26.12. 

The meeting closed with a shower of the Holy Ghost, 
to meet the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Whitakers, N. 
C, Friday after the 2nd Sunday in Sept. 1919, Rev. W. 
R. Wiggins, Pastor. 

Corresponding Secretary's Report. 

Partial report of Cor. Secretary: 

My dear Sisters:— Our first annual meeting held at 
Weldon has passed into history, it was a record breaker 
from every view point, we not only surpassed ourselves 
but the brethren as well, at this meeting we raised 
$180.74. She also stated that owing to war conditions 
and other conditions over which she had no control she 
had visited only two Churches: Harts Chapel, Kings- 
boro, Rev. Berry Powell. Pastor, contributed $5.00, ex- 
penses 45c. Quankey Chapel, Rev. P. Ivey, Pastor, 
contributed $7.60. She stated that she had never been 
given a more splendid reception than that accorded her 
by Rev. Ivey and the good people of Quankey Chapel. 
She referred to the death of Mrs. Hester Mason, Co. 
President of Northampton and said: Our ranks have 
been broken, she has answered the Roll call. Sister 
Mason was a splendid woman, she was the first one of 
our Workers whose territory I traversed and in whose 
home I ate and slept, the highest tribute that can be 
paid to any woman is her goodness, such can be said of 
Sister Mason. She is gone, but not forgotten, she did 
what she could, she was deeply interested in the Aux- 
iliary and loved it. 

I submit to you the following Recommendations: 1st, 
That on the opening day of the Institute, a Woman's 
Rally, every Woman and Girl are asked to bring or send 
to the School $1.00 or $1.00 in products. That a Com- 
mittee of 5 Ladies be appointed to co-operate with her 
in this. 

2nd, As the Auxiliary was organized on Nov. 30th, 
we suggest that that day be given to the Sisters as 
Womans Rally Day for the Institute. That a sermon 
be preached or program rendered on that day and the 
money raised be sent to our Treasurer, who will for- 
ward it to the Treasurer of Neuse River Association. 

3rd, That the Sisters Union be organized at Scotland 



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Neck the 2nd Sunday in October 1918. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. V. Mebane, Cor. Sec. 

Report of Officers. 

Mrs. J. W. Wood, President $ 6.00 

" J. Peebles, Vice-President 

" M. A. Talley, Secretary 

" C.B.James, Assistant Secretary 10.00 

" L. V Mebane, Corresponding Secretary 6.00 

" Mariah Demry, Treasurer 

" M. C. Martin, Auditor 

The Following Persons Paid Their Pledges. 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony $ 5.00 

Mrs. Mathew Martin 5.00 

Mrs. M. A. Talley 5.00 

Mr. A. Drewry 5.00 

Rev. M. P. Sweatt 5.00 

Mr. Wm. Shines 5.00 

Mrs. D. N. Martin : 5.00 

Mrs. Kosa Johnson 5.00 

Mrs. Henderson Tucker 5.00 

Mr. Adam Marrow 5.00 

Collection was lilted by Sisters Ricks and Clary. 

Executive Board remommended the following disbursements. 

Mrs. Mary Reid, traveling expenses $ 3.00 

" Jane Richards. " ' ; 1.80 

" Zellie Pittman, " : ' 2.60 

" G. Garner, " " 2.08 

" M.E.Simpson,'- " 1.00 

« M. Williams, " " 1.40 

Rev. Wood for Sermon and Minutes 7.75 

Rev. J. fl. Martin for Sermon 5.00 

Sexton 2.00 

Mrs. J. W. Wood. President for service 10.00 

" Josephine Peebles, Vice-Pres. for service 5.00 

" F. C. Talley, Rec. Sec. 10.C0 

" C. B. James, Assst. Sec. for service 5.00 

" L, V. Mebane, Cor Sec. for service 10 00 

' : Mariah Demery Treas. for service 1.94 



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The Following Persons Pledged to the Womans Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Bettie Pittman $ 3.00 

Leah Whitakers 2.00 

MaryE. Harris 3.00 

Lucy Harper __ _ _ __ _ 2.00 

Mollie Williams _ 2.00 

C.P.Anthony _. 5.00 

Mariah Demery 3.00 

Mary A. Lockhart . '___'_ '_' 2.00 

Mary Reid 5.00 

Donnie Taylor 2.00 

Mollie Frazier 5.00 

Josephine Peebles 5.00 

( lora B. James 5.00 

Nellie Smith _ " 5.00 

C.A.Thomas 3.00 

Annie E. Fort 5.00 

Minnie Ward 5.00 

J. W. Wood 5.00 

M. A. Talley 5.00 

Iona Bellamy 5.00 

Nannie Smith 2.00 

ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Madame President, Members and Friends of the Auxiliary: 

It is with a very great pleasure that I greet you to night, 
nearly twelve months have passed since our 2nd annual meet- 
ing has gone into history. Some have fallen from our ranks 
for one or more causes, otheis have answered the roll call of 
the Great Master. In memory to those who have answered to 
His call we bow in humble submission, for we too, ere long 
shall answer to our name. 

We who have been spared to meet another annual meeting 
of this body have been peculiarly blessed, we do not know why, 
per chance their is something the Master wishes us to do. This 
is the most serious time the world has ever known, the cost of 
living higher, the demand for intelligence and Christian forti- 
tude greater than in any period of the worlds history. Nations 
are rising against Nations, the hearts of families are stricken 
with grief over the loss of fathers, husbands, sons and brothers. 
Truly the time has come when we should organize, laying aside 
foolishness, clamoring for supremacy and work in thejuplifting 
of future generations and the cause of Christ. 

As we know the work of the Auxiliary is to help in this great 



28 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

fight for inteligence and general uplift by helping to raise funds 
to establish and maintain a Baptist Institution within the 
bounds of the N. R. Asso. for the training of youths for service 
and to foster the cause of the Baptist Church. We know that 
the future Church is to be made up with the youths trained or 
untrained; is it not then urgent to give them a Baptist training? 
Shall the future Officers of the Baptist Church be those who 
have received other denominational training? 

The demand is great for skilled and wise leaders and in pre- 
paring for that leadership let each individual feel that the res- 
ponsibility is his or her very own. Even now in some lowly 
hut there is a boy or girl with possibilities unknown to you, 
who may become a leader among men. Many great men have 
sprung from such places and made the world marvel at their 
brilliancy. What has been done can be done again. It is not 
fate nor accident but opportunity, since this is true, would you 
not feel glad to know that you have done your bit towards lift- 
ing some obscure child to tbe beauties and usefulness of life. 
Do you not know that a star would be added to vour crown, 
and would not the Masters comforting words, ''You have done 
what you could," be happiness enough? He has said, "Verily 
I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the 
least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." 

[It is said that a very earnest devout Christian died, how de- 
vided the Negro was as a race, so he decided to take the case 
to the Lord, but he said in presenting it to him, Lord this thing 
I am about to ask you to do, is I am afraid something you just 
cant do, but I've a great mind to ask you, but oh, I am afraid 
you cant, if you can please do, it is this, bring the Negro race 
together as one ] 

Folks we must organize. We must come together, we clam- 
or and cry for our rights, we can never get or do anything un- 
til there is unity and a greater and more general inteligence in 
the race. There is no going back, there can be nothing but 
excelceor or going upward to a higher civilization and efficiency 
that the burden of life may be pWsenter and easier. The goal 
that we must strive for is the fulfilment of Gods design, that is 
to draw all nations together in one great lamily forming the 
brotherhood of man. 
There are hermit souls that live with drawn, 

In the place of their self content. 
There are souls like stars that dwell apart, 

In a lellowless firmament. 
There are pioneer souls that blaze their paths. 

Where highways never ran. 
Let me live in a house hv the side of the road. 



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And be a friend to man. 

Let me live in a house by the side of the road, 

Where the race of men go by; 
The men who are good and the men who are bad, 

As good and as bad as I. 
I would not sit in the scorners seat, 

Or hurl the cynic's ban, 
Let me live in a house by the side of the road, 

And be a friend to man. 

I see from my house by the side of the road, 

By the side of the highway of life, 
The men who press with the ardor of life, 

The men who are faint with the strife. 
But I turn not away from their smiles nor their tears, 

Both parts of an infinite plan. 
Let me live in a house by the side of the road, 

And be a friend to man. 

Mrs. J. W. Wood, President. 

Womans Auxiliary. 



REPORTS. 

COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place beg to submit our 
report. Whereas we recommend the next session of this Asso- 
ciation to be held with the St. Stevens Baptist Church, Tarboro, 
N. C, Tuesday after the fourth Lords day, September, 1919. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. C. M. Clayton, J. J Kernechee, 

L. J. Jenkins, Jessie T. Ivey, 

Wm. Smith, Rev. D. I. Barbour, 

W. H. Burt, G. W. Jones, Com. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION. 

We. your Committee on Ordination beg to submit the fol- 
lowing report. We have examined the following persons, Bro. 
S. L. Johnson of Tillery's Chapel, Scotland Neck, N. C, Bro. 
McKinlev Nicholson of St Paul, Enfield, N C, and Bro. James 
C. Bellemv of St. Paul, Enfield. N. C. After careful and pray- 
erful examining the above named persons, we recommend that 
they continue studying until they are better prepared. 
Respectfully submitted, 



30 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

Rev. P. L. Boone. Rev. M: P. Sweatt. 

Rev. I. S. Ridick, Rev. F. N. Davis, 

Rev. A Boone. Rev. N. V. Davis. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall. Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Rev. M. P. Sweatt. Rev. M. E. Martin, 

C. P. Anthony. Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES. 

We, your Committee on New Churches beg leave to make 
the following report. We have one New Church, 1st Baptist 
Church of White Hill and found it to be in gospel order and 
recommend it to the Association. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Rev. E. Lucas. Rev. Henrv Drake. 

McKinly Nicholson. A. W. Wood, 
Bro. J. J. Ruffin. Bro. Smith Gary, Com. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to submit the 
following report, that since the sitting of the last Association 
that death has visited many of our churches and many of our 
brethren has fallen victims, among them are the following, 
Bro. A. Banks. Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Halifax, 
N. C. died March 1918. He lived a consistent Christian, died 
in triumph of faith and we believe our lost was heavens gain. 
Bro. James H. Moore deacon of Cool Springs Baptist Church, 
died Julv 1913. he was highly regarded as a christian brother 
and deacon and we believe he is happy in the Masters King- 
dom. Bro. Billey Boone Deacon of Mount Hope Baptist 
Church of Jackson. N. C, he lived a consistent Christian life 
and died the same. Bro. Wm. Harris deacon of the same 
church lived a consistent christian life and died in triumph of 
faith. Bro. Minge Garrett member of Jerusalem Baptist Church 
Whilakers. N. C, died in full triumph of faith, he was a loving 
friend and consistent christian and deacon of that church near- 
ly thirty years and we believe he is at rest. Rev. J. S. Stalen 
who was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elm City, N. 
C. died June 11th 1918. he was a good and faithful worker in 
the cause for the Master, we have lost a devout minister, the 
family a loving devoted husband and father, the State a good 
citizen and we trust our lost is heavens gain. Bro. C. C. Clark 
of Ceder Creek Baptist Church died April 15th, 1918, he was 
a consistent christian and well beloved brother and deacon of 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 31 

above named church and served well his church, died in full 
triumph of faith. We sympathize with their bereaved families 
and desire that this Association join with us in prayer to Cod 
for the comfort of their widows and orphans and say as the ex- 
ample of patient has said, ''The Lord hath given, and the Lord 
hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord. 
Sleep on beloved, sleep and take thy rest; 

Lay down thy head upon thy Saviours beast, 
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best, 
Good night, good night, good night. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. L. S. Hillard, Rev. Jno. Willis Johnson, 

Rev. B. J. Harrison, Rev. Walter Purnell, 

Bro. W. G. Lee. Rev. A, Boone, 

Rev. W. M. Stamper, Bro. W. J. Johnson, 
Bro. J. S, Fort, Bro. Robert Ricks, 

Bro. James Simon. Bro. E. Mutts, 

Bro. Joe Brown, Bro. J. J. Smallwood. 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to 
make the following - report. That all Superintendents, 
Teachers and Officers be consistent members of the 
Church and have a good report without and within, we 
futher recommend that all Pastors supervise their Sun- 
day School as much as lie in their power and report the 
condition of their School to the Association at each sit- 
ting. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. W. G. Edmonds, Rev. N. L. Hinton, 
Rev. A. W. Ivey, Rev. E. R. Noel, 

Bro. D. Reed, Bro. M. W. Williams, 

Bro. Thomas Jones, Bro. G. W. Hawk, 

Bro. Julius Knight, Bro. Cary Whitaker, 

Bro. F. A. B. Martin, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Education beg to submit the 
following report. Knowing the great need of Education 
it being escential to the development of any race or na- 
tion. 2nd, That no nation or race has ever risen to its 
highest attainment without being educated in its broad- 
est sense, heart, head and hand. 3rd, If the Negro 
raises in the scales of life he must come up to these re • 



32 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

quirement. Knowing further, that the Ministers of the 
gospel have under his care the hope of the race and the 
responsibility resting upon them to raise the standard 
of the race spiritually and educationally. Therefore we 
recommend that every Minister of the gospel avail him- 
self to meet the condition confronting the race. 

2nd. We further recommend that each member of the 
church of this Association be requested to pay the fol- 
lowing amount annually, male members fifty cents, fe- 
male members twenty five cents. 

3rd. Knowing the needs of the Neuse River Institute 
to be operated in our midst, therefore we recommend 
that we renew our interest to meet the demands of the 
Institute. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Prof. M. Williams, 
Prof. C. P. Anthony, Rev. J. W. Wood, 
Rev. P. L. Boone, Rev. J. H. Ricks, 

Bro. M. E. Martin, Rev. S. G. Newsome, 
Rev. M. P. Sweatt, Rev. I. S. Riddick, 
Bro. A. Drewry, Rev. W. Porch, 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Mrs. J. W. Wood, 

Committee, 

COMMITTEE ON OFFICERS. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Rev. H. Clements, 

Bro. R. Lawrence, Rev. M. P. Sweatt, 

Rev. S. G. Newsome, Bro. A. Wood, 

Rev. C. Pierce, Committee. 

FINANCIAL REPORT. 

Received from Representation fees of 81 Churches... $ 229.00 

Collections 37.64 

Fees for Ministers and Educational Fund 739.50 

Received from Ladies Auxiliary 325.35 

Grand Total $ 1,331.35 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance beg leave to re- 
port the following. Whereas, intemperance is a crime 
and disgrace upon any race, therefore be it Resolved, 
that the Ministers and Delegates comprising this Asso- 
ciation do condem the use of intoxication of every form 
whatever and recommend that all churches make an 
effort to control its Officers and members relative to the 
drink habit because of the evil influence it exerts over 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 



those who use it and also it is condemned by the Bible. 
Whereas we have enjoyed a great quietness since the 
removal of the license of dealing in whiskies in our 
State. Be it resolved that the Ministers and Deacons 
use every effort to assist in enforcing the law to sustain 
the same. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. Chas. Pierce, Rev. Lee Pittman, 
Bro. Samuel Cross, Bro. W. E. Quinichett, 
Bro. R. Lawrence, Bro. J. R. Phillips, 
Rev. W. H. Shaw, Bro. T. J. Smallwood, 
Rev. P. A. Ivey, Bro. B. J. Spell, 

Rev. A. T. Thomas, Committee. 

Financial Statement. 

Bal. brought forward 1917 $ 47 76 

Oct. 23, received of M. E. Martin 400 00 

Dec. 15, received of M. E. Martin 313 00 

Nov. 3, received of Jas. Batchelor (rent) 40 00 

Nov. received of M. W- Williams, Sr. (rent) 18 00 

Feb. received of Ministers Union, for wood 10 00 

Feb. received ot M. W- Williams, Sr. (rent) 18 00 

Collections during July appeal 90 00 

Total Collected $ 936 76 

Disbursements. 

Paid J. L. Shepherd on note $ 370 00 

Paid Material and work on Building 101 57 

Paid Insurance, L. C. Draper 31 88 

Paid J. L. Shepherd 160 00 

Paid Bd. Meeting and expenses 34 85 

Paid J. L. Shepherd (note) 44 00 

Paid Miscellaneous and Sundries 26 40 

Paid Printing, postage, etc. 10 00 

Paid labor and building at Bd, Meeting. . . 25 00 

Total Disbursement $ 778 60 

Balance on hand $ 133 16 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

We, your Committee on Finance beg to report the 
following: 

Received from 80. Churches $ 227.00 

From N. R. M. D. Union 2.00 

Total $ 229.00 



34 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. M. Pierce, M. E. Martin, 

B. S. Jordan, D. D. Walker, 
J. K. Williams, T. Thomas, 

C. P. Anthony, Mrs. M. W. Williams, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

We, your Committee on Resolutions beg to submit the 
following report. Whereas Churches sometime instruct 
their Delegates to pay in their Associational tax, Edu- 
cational funds provide certain things are done and if 
not done to bring their money back. Be it resolved, 
that all Delegates coming to this Association as repres- 
entatives of their respective churches shall either pay 
in their funds at each session of this Association or 
state the reason for not paying it in. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. H. H. Hall, Rev. N. V. Davis, 

Bro. A. W. Wood. Bro. R. T. Tillery, 
Rev. W. S. Miller, Rev. F. M. Davis, 
Bro. J. E. Huff, Committee. 

MINISTERIAL BOARD MEETING. 

Weldon, N. C, Nov. 20th, 1918. 
The Trustee Board of the Neuse River Association met in 
the First Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C. After devotionals the 
President announced the object of the meeting. Whereupon 
Brother C. P. Anthony. Treasurer of the Board stated that he 
paid Mr. J. L. Shepard §931.50 balance due on note for Asso- 
ciation, turned over to the Board all papers held against it, 
showing that our school property is clear of debt. On motion 
a vote of thanks was extended to Brother Anthonv. Brother 
M. W. Williams, Sr., turned over to the Board $10.00 received 
from Mr. J. L. Shepard for rent for running across land. The 
Board decided to assort and house the best of the timber and 
sell the balance. The Board also empowered J. W. Wood and 
C. P. Anthony to have old house repared. On motion Brother 
M. W. Williams was paid $4 00 for work done on school 
grounds. On motion Kev. P. L. Boone was elected general 
Missionary for the N. R. Institute. Expense $11.40. 

M. P. Sweatt, President. 

J. W. Wood, Acting Secretary. 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 35 

Weldon, N. C, Nov. 26th, 1918. 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met in 
the First Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C. Devotionals were 
conducted by Revs. O. G. Edmonds and S. G. Newsome. Hymn 
293, lesson 116 Psalm, prayer by Rev. Newsome. The Minutes 
of the 3rd day p. m. of the Association were read and approved. 
On motion 1200 Minutes were ordered printed, Rev. J. W. 
Wood, Rev. M. P. Sweatt and Rev. N. V. Davis were made 
Printing and distributing committees. The following to preach 
at the next Association. Annual Sermon, Rev, S. G. Newsome, 
Docternal Sermon, Rev. D. N. Martin. Missionary Sermon, Rev. 
N. V. Davis, Educational Address, Rev. J. W. Wood. Temper- 
ance Sermon, Rev, C. Pierce. Corresponding Messengers — 
Reedy Creek. Rev. Wesley Porch, Bethany, Rev. M. P. Sweatt, 
Old Eastern, A. L. Thomas, Shiloh No. 1, G. G. Edmonds, 
Shiloh No. 2, J. A. Whitaker, Beulah. W. S. Miller, Middle- 
ground, C. W. Ivey, Old Roanoke, C. Pierce, National Baptist 
Convention, J. W. Wood. On motion $35.00 was allowed to 
represent in the Baptist State Convention. At this time Victory 
Hale came before the Board and stated how she was expelled 
from Little Zion Baptist Church, after listening to her statement 
the Board ordered the Secretary to write them that in the event 
she returns to them again making suitable acknowledgment 
and is ignored, we recommend her to the fellowship of any 
Baptist Church. 

Lovely Hill Baptist Church paid representation, $2.00, Edu- 
cation 4.00, Rev. J. T. Johnson 1.00, Rev. A. C. Tillery 1.00, 
Rev. Preston Dickins 1.00. Rev. Isaac Arington 1.00, Rev. J. 
H. Arlington 1.00. The Delegates from White Hill Baptist 
Church were present and after some discussion of the church, 
on motion the Board received the Church and the hand of fel- 
lowship was given to delegates. 

J. W. Blacknall, President. 
J. W. Wood, Secretary 

Halifax, N. C, Jan. 14th, 1919. 
The Trustee Board of the Neuse River Association met in 
the First Baptist Church of Halifax, N. C. Devotionals were 
conducted by Revs, ti E. Tillery and A. Ponton. Rev. J. W. 
Wood was appointed secretary. The committee on repairing 
the old Institute Building reported that the work is being done 
lumber will be assorted in short. Rev. P. L. Boone, general 
Missionary is to be furnished with credentials, he is to make an 
itemized statement to the Board of all money collected, taking 
out his expenses. The Board adopted the Raleigh Independ- 



36 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

ent as its organ until the next Association. The Secretary 
was made a reporter to said paper. On motion the following 
were appointed a committee to issue an appeal to the churches 
and friends of the Neuse River Institute /or an early contribu- 
tion, Rev. M. P. Sweatt, Rev. P. L. Boone, Rev. J. W. Wood. 
On motion the Board adjourned to meet in joint session with 
"the Ministerial Board in the 1st Baptist Church of Weldon, N. 
C, Monday after the first Sunday in Feb. 1919 to hear an ex- 
planation from Rev. J. W. Blacknall relative to a rumor that is 
being circulated. After meeting and listening to Rev. Black- 
nails explanation the Board voted to exonerate Rev. Blacknall 
from the rumor. 

J- W. Wood, Secretery. 

J. W. Blacknall. President. 

The Trustee Board of the Neuse River Association met with 
Quankey Baptist Church, March 11th, 1919 and after devotion- 
als Rev. M. P. Sweatt offered his regisnation as Chairman of 
the Trustee Board, which was accepted and Brother Cary Als- 
ton of Littleton. N. C, elected in his place. 

Cary Alston, President. 

J. W- Wood, Secretary. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

2. Devetional Exercises. 

2. Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3. Enrolling the names of Messengers. 

4. Appointment of Committees to-wit: — On Hours of 
Meeting and Adjourning; Committee on Finance; Committee 
ou Resolutions: Committee on Temperance; Committee on 
Education. 

5. Report of Treasurer. 

6. Report of Ministerial Board. 

7. Appointment of Committee on Time and Place. 

8. Report of Various Committees. 

9. Election of Officers. 

10. Report of Board of Trustees. 

11. Discussion of various topics relative to church work. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2. Not more than one person shall speak at once, who 
shall rise and address the Moderator by the word "Brother." 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 37 

3. The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted until 
he is through, unless he is out of order. 

4. The persons speaking shall strictly adher to the subject 
and» shall in no wise reflect on the person who spoke before, 
but shall state the case so as to give his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION. 

Article I. This Association shall be known as the Neuse 
River Missionary Baptist Association. Its object shall be to 
promote the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at home 
and in foreign lands to insure a more intelligent ministry and 
bring about a true Christian fellowship in the churches of our 
Association. To provide a religious training for our youth — 
The officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, 
Auditor, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, who shall be 
elected annually. 

Art. 2. This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association 
and all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members of 
said churches, and also of annual and life members — annual 
members by payment of one dollar annually, and life members 
by the payment of five dollars, shall be entitle to seats. 

Art. 3. Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellow- 
ship, those baptised, those received by letter, those dismissed 
by letter, those excommunicated, those deceased, and the 
number of Sabbath School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4. The members chosen to discharge these duties shall 
have no power over Cod's heritage, nor shall they have eccles- 
iastical power over churches of this Association and no church 
shall intrude on the dignity as to the power of the pastor, 
while in the faithful performance of his pastorial duties. And 
no pastor of a Baptist church of this association shall be dis- 
charged except by a majority vote of the members and not then 
until his salary as agreed upon by the church, shall have been 
paid. Any minister or ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with another minist( r^ church thereby causing; a disturb- 
ance between the members and past or shall be dealt with by 
the Ministerial Board as it thinks proper. And it shall be the 
duty of all pastors and deacons of churches composing this 
Association to defend and maintain the Constitution of the 
same. 

Art. 5. Churches desiring to become members of this Asso- 



38 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

ciation shall petition by letter or messenger and upon exam- 
ination, if found in order, it shall be the duty of the Modera- 
tor to give the right hand of fellowship to the messengers, and 
welcome the church into the x\ssociation. Or any church or 
churches desiring to withdraw from this Association, must do 
so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. 
When this Association has granted the request and such church 
or churches, have united with some regular Missionary Baptist 
Association and the Association receiving such church or 
churches has notified this Association of the same, their, or its 
connection with this Association shall cease. 

Art. 6. Every church in this Association shall be entitled 
to representation in this Association, and shall send from one 
to two messengers, and shall send funds to the Association ac- 
cording to the rules laid down in the minutes. No church, 
however, shall send more than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall he left to 
the discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated 
or not. 

Art. 8. This Association shall furnish churches with the 
minutes of this Association. The method of furnishing them 
shall be left to the Association. 

Art. 9. We believe it necessary to have an Associational 
fund to pay the expenses of the Association; therefore each 
church belonging lo the Association is required to pay the 
amount which shall be designated by the Association at its 
session. 

Art. 10. The minutes of the previous session shall be read 
and corrected if necessary. The Association shall have power 
to inquire the reason why churches do not at any time of its 
sitti lgs represent themselves in this Association. 

Art. 11, This Association shall have power to withdraw 
from any church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Art. 12. This Association shail ordain no person to preach 
the trospel who does not possess the qualifications bud down 
in the Scriptures by St. Paul and who cannot read understand- 
ingly and write legiblv. The churches are required to adopt 
the same rule in licensing applicants. 

Art. 13. The Association shall have power to adjourn to 
any future time and place thought most convenient to the 
churches. 

Art. 14. This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the 
President of the Association with the Secretary of the Associa- 
tion as Secretary of the Board. 

Art. 15. The Constitution is subject to alteration by a two 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 39 

thirds vote of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of 
knowing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the 
Credentials to Ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out 
by the President and Secretary and the price to he paid for 
them be SO cents. A. J. Jackson. 



RESOLUTIONS 1908. 

Whereas most of the founders of this Association (the Neuse 
River) are now dead and their names should not be forgotten, 

Resolved, that their names have a permanent place in our 
minutes, and be published from year to year that future gen- 
erations may read and learn the founders. 

Humbly submitted, A. J. Jackson. 

LIST OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEUSE RIVER 
ASSOCIATION. 

It was organized in what is now called "The Old Church." 
near the Roanoke River in 1866 in the town of Halifax, N. C, 
therefore the Association was named and styled -'The Roanoke 
Association" by the following named brethren; 

Rev. A. N. Buck Halifax, N. C. 

" A. J . Jackson Halifax, " 

' : John Lynch Halifax, " 

" Joseph Bayemore. Weldon, " 

*' Sandy Fenner Halifax, " 

" Jack Johnson 

" Allen Mosely LaGrange, " 

" John Washington 

" Hull Grimes 

' Reid 

" Nathaniel Martin Carters Chapel. " 

'• Lovelys Brown 

" Isham Moore 

" Harry Austin 

" A. B. Williams 

•' Eagles Warrenton, " 

'.* Benj. Spicer 

" Edward Hill 

When the Association met in Goldsboro, N. C, 1870, it had 
been learned that another Association had been organized 
bearing the same name, so the brethren decided to drop the 
name '•Roanoke" and take the name -'Neuse." The above are 
the names as given me by Rev. A. J. Jackson. He said that 



40 NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

he could not recollect the Christian names of all, but that he 
thought from one to another, in time, the full name of each one 
in the organization would appear in our minutes. 

Secretary. 

STANDING RESOLUTION. 

Whereas the Neuse River Institute is a standing object of 
the Neuse River Association and whereas that the Association 
is composed of Pastors and Messengers sent from Churches be- 
longing to this Association. 

Resolved, that all Unions, Associations and Conventions held 
in the Churches and surported by the Churches of this Asso- 
ciation, after the expenses are paid all other money be given to 
the above object. \ Humbly submitted, 

M. P. Sweatt. 

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED 1882. 

Whereas, the preaching of the Gospel is a most re- 
sponsible charge, the success of which depends upon an 
extensive knowledge of the word of God, and 

Whereas, We believe when God calls a person to bear 
his message to the world, that he also makes that per- 
son willing, to prepare himself for that important calling 
and 

Whereas, We believe that a willingness to study on 
the part of the fact that he has been called therefore 

Resolved, that all applicants for ordination shall be 
examined on the following branches of study: Reading, 
Spelling, Writing, Geography, History,— both sacred 
and profane— Theology, Church Disciplin, (Hiscock) 
and the Bible. 

Rev. R. F. Faison, O. B. Alston 
W. T. McDaniel, H. L. Solomon, 

Committee. 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS — THE TWO FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, it is a denominational standard of the Bap- 
tist not to appoint ministers for churches except a 
church can appoint or call a minister for itself. There- 
fore be it 

Resolved, that the ministers and pastors of the Neuse 
River Association will not enter into any pulpit except 
our own, unless we are invited by the pastor in charge. 
Humblv submitted. R. I. Walden. 



NEl|SE RIVER ASSOCIATION 41 

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION FEE — 1891 

We, your Committee, beg leave to report as follows: 
Churches that have a membership of 800 to 1000 and 
over, shall pay $10; churches numbering from 500 
to 700 shall pay $7; churches numbering from 300 to 
500 shall pay $5; churches t numbering less than 300 
shall pay $2. 

Respectfully submitted, 
G. H. White, W. R. Shaw, 
W. R. Mason, A. N. Buck, 

Committee. 
Whereas, The Constitution of this Association says 
that the members of it shall be ministers and delegates 
sent from churches belonging to this Association. Beit 
Resolved, That we do not allow any ordained minister 
or licentiate minister's name to appear in our minutes 
who does not meet the Association in person or by 
letter at its Annual sitting. R. L. Barco. 



CHURCHES 



COUNTY 



PASTORS AND POST OFFICE 



CLERKS AND POST GFFICE 



DELEG. 



1st Baptist, Halifax 1866 

1st Baptist, Elm City 1868 

1st Baptist, Weldon. 1867 

Gaston Baptist 

Zion Hill 

Sandy Fork 

Bethlehem 

Mt. Olive . 

Twilight 

Roanoke Chapel. |1873 

Chestnut Grove 



1872 
1869 



Red Ook. 

Smith's Chapel --. 

Mt, Calvary ... 

Tt. Chapel 

New Hope 

Oak Grove .... 

Powells Cross Roads 

1st Baptist, Enfield - 

St Luke 

Pleasant Hill • 

1st Baptist, Eremont 

White Oak. 

St. James Baptist . 

Shiloh Baptist 

Walls Chapel 

Salem Chadel 

Union Grove __ 

Cedar Creek 

Macedonia 

Jerusalem 

Princeton Chapel 

Galilee 

Cool Springs 

Bethlehem, Edgrcombe... 

Mt. Hope 

Smith's Chadel 

St. Paul 

M°rning Star 

Brooks Capel 

Carters Chapel 

Daniels Chahel 

Zion Hill 

Little Hope 

Pleasant Hill 

St. Mark 

Roanoke Salem 

Marks Chapel. 

Ebenezer 

1st Baptist, Battleboro .. 

Red Hill 

JordauHill ... 

1st Baptist Rocky Mount 

Parker's Chapel 

1st Baptist, Goldsboro 

Mt Zion _, 

Shepavds Grove 

New Hope 

Shiloh .._. 



1SSK 

1877 



1872 
1882 
1885 



1873 
188o 
1878 
191 



60'Bethlehem 



6l!New Bethel ' Halifs 



Halifax 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Nash 

Northamrton ... 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Northampton... 

Halifax 

Nash 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax _. 

Edgecombe 

Northampton,.. 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe ... 

Halifax.. 

Wayne ._ 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Northampton... 
Edgecombe .... 

Wayne.., 

Halifax 

Wilson 

Edgecombe .... 

Johnston 

Halifax.. 
Northampton... 

Edgecombe 

Northampton... 

Halifax 

Nash 

Edgecombe 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Halifax... 
Northampton.. 
Nash 
Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Northampton,.. 
Edgecombe... 

Nash ._ 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Warren 

Nash 

Northampton... 

Wayne .. 

Northampton .. 

[Halifax.. 

JNash 

Hali ax 

-I Nash 



1867 

1872 



18!)'.) 

187; 



186 



1874 
i87u 



1834 



DN Martin, Rosemary [C C Johnson, Halifax.. M Pierce, W J Jt 

N H Arlington, Enfield B J Jordan. Elm City B S Jordan ... 

P L B° ne, Weldon JH Boyd, Weldon C P Anthony, A 

J W Wood, Weldon A W Edmonds, Henrico ! D D Walker 

W H Shaw. Littleton G S Austin, Littleton _•___. ! J H Williams 

N L Horton, Clayton David Jones, Wilaon Peter Dean 

H Clements, Boy kins W C Coats, Seaboard J T Faison 

Henry Drake, Battleboro Warren Reynolds, Rocky Mount |Henry Erake 

M P Sweatt, Garysburg J M White. Weldon Joe Ruffiin, T<*at 

J A Whitaker, Enfield f M W Amos, Garysburg ijames Pittman, , 



D L Tillery, Rich Square 

E S Lucas, Eim City 

HHHall 

J R. Coel, Whitakers 

P A Ivey, Halifax 



Charlie Tillery, Tillery. 
— ;M C Ricks, Spring Hope ._ 

J H Richards, Enfield..... 

.... J E Bailey, Enfield 

...jJnoT Fox, Enfield. 



W M Stamper, Littleton I Wesley Revis, Battleboro 

D N Martin, Rosemary _ E G Sykes, Garysburg _ .. 

N V Davis, Weldon J J Johnson, Enfield 

J L Coel, Whitakers Jacob Hamilton, Enfield 

W H Jones, Battleboro Tempie Bullock, Tarborn 

D LTillery, Rich Square James Edmonds, Scotland Neck . 

J H Crow, Dunn D R Davis, Fremont : 

J W Blacknall, Garysbug F W Wilkins, Ringwood . 

J H Martin, E Thoman St, Ry. Mt....|W E Gay, Rocky Mount 

I S- Riddick, Parmele I Lewis Harrison, Whitakers 

Geo Thomas, Jackson Pattie Deal. Jackson 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck iRoberta Hines, Tarboro 

E Hooker, Lucama | Daniel Richardson, Fremont 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck James Battle, Enfield 

C H Ryon, Lucama KA " orld, Blrck Creek ... 

W M Wigging, Spring Hill jPeter L Phillips, Bricks .. 



J H Houes . 
Rev E S. Lucas . 

HH Hall 

J K Knight 

Cheatham Hunte 
Westley Q^atheii 

W GLrigh 

Smith Gray . 

Isaac Gunter 

W H Jones 

Ephram Mutts... 
Thomas Crawlev 
W H Burt, G. W 

FAB Martin 

B J Harrison 

Geo vv Deal 

Charlie King 

James Simons 

D Archei 

J A Eort 

1 R Philips 



D A Marryw, Tillery iR T Tillery 

James Squire, Garysburg jWestley Poach.. 

Perry Kel, Whitakers [Berry Tiller^ 

Seldon Jeffries, Jackson Samuel Cross 



R W Pate, Goldsboro | W B WaOran, Princeton jR W Pale 

Richard Cooper, Windsor 

J W Wood, Weldon 

R C Clark, Scotland Nsck 

N V Davis, Weldon 

A Boone, Beaman, Va 

E Taylor, Wood 

R B Walston, Tarboro 

R B Walston Tarboro 

W H Shaw, Littleton 

N H. Arrington, Fnfield 

J T Johnson, Rosemary . .. 

J R Stansbury, Halifax 

ALE Weeks. Wilson... 

DD Belamy, Whitakers 

J W Blacknall, Garysburg 



J A Arrington, Halifax 

T S Haviston, Rocky Mount ... 
Hattie Jenkins, Rocky Mount.. 

L a na Brooks, Wilscn 

H Powers, Qosemarv 

J R Thornton, Enfield 



L J Jenkins, Will 
: S Davis, J H Hai 
R B Walston 

R B Walston 

M E Martin, J T 
jP C Scott, IZCo 



D G Cain, Margarettsville D G Cain. 

E V Bird, Rocky Mount 'Eddie Joyner... 

W H Scctt, Enfield Davie Sanders 

Toney Bell, Battleboro Mary Hunter... 

W TGrrris, Garysburg . IW T Garris, E 



W G Edmonds, Emporia, Ta D D Cooper, Rocky Mount A L Jones. 



E Lucas. 
ICary Whitaker 
B Peed, W E Qui 
|T W Gardner, bl; 
|Ri hmo ll d l.awre 
S L Fortman, S I 



62 Mason Grove . 

63 St. John 

64 Eastern Star 

65 Qaankey Chapel 
63 Tillery's Chapel . 

67 Shady Grove .... 

68 St. Peters .... ... 

69 St. P3ul 

7il Allen's Grove.. 

71 Vaughns Chapel 

72 St. 'Stephen 

73 Cherrys Chapel 



jBrunswick, Va 

Edsecombe 

Edgecombe 

Halifax.. 

— Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

-- Halifax 

Halifax 

iWilson 

Fjdgecombe .. 
i Edgecombe 



E Lucas, Rocky Mount Nellie Smith, Rocky Mount 

J W Wood, Weldon jSpencer Odom, Battlebnro ... . 

J R Coel, Whitakers J J Hart, Weitakers 

Benr.ie Buliack, Mansion 'Mary George.Maecn 

J S Br°wn, Rocky Mount Thomas Hayward, Rocky Mount 

L G Outlaw, Franklin, Va JG K Johnson, Jackson 

Fred M Davis, Wilson W M Hamiltotoh, Goldsboro.... IF M Daviz, W M 

H Clements, Boykins, Vr R P Ivey, Margaret! svillc .JH Clements 

William T. Edmonds, Halifax .. Richard Thomas, Weldcn ILucious Shearin. 

Robert Ricks, W 
J H Clark, G C W 
Geo G kdmotiLS.. 
E T Lowe 
Joe House. 
By Letier.. 
A W Wood. 



J H Martin, Rocky Mount Robert Ricks, Whitakers. 

D N Martin, Rosemary ... H H Arrington, Scotland Meek. . 

Geo G Edmonds, Halifax . A B Lucas, Rocky Mount... 



Geo G Edmouds, Halifax 
Pat ham Brewer, Henrico 
B J Tyson, Tarb. ro 

.1 H Ricks, Suffalk, Va 

P A Ivey, Halifax 



Leah Whitaker., 

G E Edwards, Valentine. Va. 

B. J. Tyson, Tarboro. . . 

J Dancy, Tarboro 



74 Morning Star 1S32I Edgecombe 

75 Little Zion ... (Nash 

76 Little Sion 1 

77 St. John .. .. I.. 

78 NT R. M. D.Union .. j 

79 1st Bapt Roanok Rapids . ! 

80 West Weldon . 

81 Lebanon 

82 Harts Chapel 



2 Halifax.. 

Nash 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

lHalifax 

185.0 Halifax _ 

Edgecombe 



W M Wiggins, Spring Hill iPaul It Jones, Tillery 



FE Howell, Rosemary W M Johnston 



W. T. Edmonds, Halifax ... 
J A Whitaker, Enfield . 
J W. Wo°d, Weldon..... 
C Pierce, Halifax 
Geo Ainton, Tarboro... 
H H Hart, Whitakers 
Geo Hinton, Tarboro. 



Rebecca Davis, Tillery 

Walter Parham, Weldon ... 

M Baker, Enfield 

R B Pierce, Halifax 
Riddick Webb, Elm City .. 

LukeLoyd, Tarboro 

H W Brooks, Elm City. 



B J Spell 

W T Edmonds.. 
Dudley Demry 
L Piumari, McK 
C PleOce-.. 
By Letter .. 
H N Hart.. 
A Daion 



W H Walkrr, Warsaw | \ustjn PBtman, Whitakers ... W H Walker 



Lovely Hill _.! Halifax 



84 Simons Grove 

85 Fdiendshin 

83 White Hill . 

87 Old Folks Orphan Home, 



Halifaq 



1 . - - ' Edgecombe. 
1618 Halifax. .... 
Wayne _. ... 



J RCoel. Whitakers 

E A Taylor. Scotland Neck 

J H Martin, Rocky Mount 

J J Quiniohett, President 

P A Ivey, Halifax 

O B Alston, Jeekson 



Wilson Woodard, ._ |By Letter 

J RMeriitt, Halifax ... _ |Jossph C McGee 

W L Lyons, Ry Mount jWEByrd, Sam 

Wesley Revis, Battleboro ... J J Quinichette. 

J H A Ivey, Rosemary _. T Srr.allwood.. 

I H Spruill, Weldon J J Smallwocd 



J A Whitaker, Enfield iW M Edmonds, Halifax J A Whitaker. 



By Letter 

Jacob Fenner 

CZollicoffer 

Berry Powell, Battlyboro [Olivia Powell, Ry Mount By Lei.tor 

.;..,.. lOtis Andleton, Weldon Aaron W Andle 

C A Whitley. President . 



Berry Powell, Battleboro 

R C Clark, Scotlnwl Neck ._ 
Chas Znllicoffev. Print 



;M C Bullock. Ry Mount. 
Mollle Dawson. Tillery 
O G Jenkins. Rosemary 






OP THE 



FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



OP THE 



EUSE RIVER 

ssionaru Baoiisi flssoGiaiioii 



HELD WITH THE 



First Baptist Church, 



ENFIELD. N. C. 



Sept. SOth and Oct. 1st aj\€l 2nd, 1919. 



The Next Session will be held with the Galilee baptist Church, Tiilery, N. C, Tuesday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day in September, 1920. 



1920. 

Hakrell's Printing House. 

Weldon. N. C. 



^ J 



MinSTTJTIES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



NEUSE RIVER 

Missionary Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



First Baptist Church, 



ENFIELD. N. C. 



Sept. 30th and Oct 1st and Snd, 1919. 



The Next Session will be held with the Galilee Baptist Church, Tillery, N. C, Tuesday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day in September, 1920. 



1920. 

Harrell's Printing House, 

Weldon. N. C. 



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OFFICERS. 

Moderator, Rev. J. W. Wood Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator, Rev. P. A. Ivey Halifax, 

Rec. Sec. Rev. S. G. Newsome Margarettsville, 

Cor. Sec, W. T. Garris Garvsburg 

Treas., Bro. M.E.Martin Thelma, 

Auditor, Rev P. L Boone Weldon, 

Statistician, Rev. A. C. Tillery Jarretts, Va 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Rev. M. P. Sweatt, j Garvsburg, N 

" J. H. Martin Rocky ML, 

" A. T. Thomas, Garysburg, 

" C.Pierce, „ .Halifax, 

" A. W. Ivey, Littleton, 

" W. H. Shaw, dead, Littleton, 

" C. W. Ivey, Rosemary, 

" W.S.Miller, ... Weldon, 

" W. P. Purnell, Halifax, 

" J.S.Brown, . . „ Rocky Mt. 

" G.G.Edmonds, - Halifax, 

" J. A. Whitaker, ... ..Enfield, 



TRUSTEE BOARD OF NEU3E RIVER INSTITUTE 

Bro. Cary Alston, President, ._. Littleton, N 

Rev. S. G. Newsome, _*. Margarettsville, 

" M. P. Sweatt, ... Garysburg, 

Bro. A. Drewry, Weldon, 

" M. W. Williams, Sr., Halifax, 

" C. P. Anthony, __Weldon, 

" M. E, Martin Thelma, 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, 

" J. W. Wood, Weldon, 

" P. A. Ivey, Weldon, 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Jr., „.,_, Halifax, 



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List of Ordained Ministers who Paid their 'Annual Fee for 1919. 

1 Geo. H Hinton, Rocky M't --- _.- — . $ 1 00 

2 GG Edmonds, Halifax .... 

3 J Stansbury, Halifax ... 

4 S G Newsome. Margarettsville 

5 W R Shaw, Halifax 

6 C Pierce, Halifax.. _ 

7 D G Cain, Margarettsville 

8 N H Arrington, Enfield -._ 

9 C M Clayton, Gasburg, Va 

10 C C Webb, Scotland Neck 

11 H C Clements, Boykins, Va 

12 ' J E Huff, Henrico 

13 E D Taylor. Wood .... 

14 J R Coel, Whi takers 

15 J H Martin, Rocky Mount 

16 P L Boone, Weldon, 

17 A L E Weeks, Wilson 

18 A W Ivey, Littleton 

19 M P Sweatt, Garysburg ._.. 

20 R C Clark, Scotland Neck .... 

21 E R Nuel, Rocky Mount .__•_ 

22 J W Lucas, Rocky Mount 

23 W M Baker, Wilson 

24 Parham Brewer, Henrico 

25 J W Blacknall, Garysburg 

26 H H Hart, Whitakers .... .... 

27 Wesley Porch, Garysburg 

28 W T Edmonds, Halifax .... 

29 W S Miller, Weldon .... 

30 P A Ivey, Halifax 

31 AT Thomas, Garysburg 

32 W H Walker, Wilson 

33 Wm Wiggins, Spring Hill 

34 F M Davis, Wilson 

35 R W Pate,Wilson .... 

36 W G Edmonds, North Emporia, Va 

37 L S Hilliard, Rocky Mount _■__ 

38 Thomas Jones, Tarboro 

39 H E Edwards, Wilson ___. 

40 HH Hall, Scotland Neck.. _. 

41 G W Beal, Jackson ... 

42 G W Edmonds, Weldon ..... 

43 J W Johnson, Halifax .... 



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44 Ras Lucas, Rocky Mount 

45 W H Pollard, Weldon.. _ 

46 Deloatch Tillery, Jackson ... 

47 WH Shaw, Littleton.... 

48 C H Ryan, Fremont 

49 A Boone, Suffolk, Va . _ _ 

50 B J Tyson, Tarboro 

51 Walter Purnell, Halifax 

52 J H Ricks, Suffolk, Va ..... 

53 EDTelfer, Elm City.. _ 

54 Richard Cooper, Windsor 

55 Elias Lucas, Elm City. __ 

56 Wm Turner, Jackson 

57 D M Rosser. Whitakers 

58 T H Bodie, Rocky Mount . . . 

59 Bery Powell, Rocky Mount ... 

60 Peter Moses, Jackson 

61 E Hooker, Lucama 

62 I S Riddick, Parmele 

63 W B Budges, Aurelian Springs. 

64 H L Grant, Battleboro .... 

65 McKenley Nicholson ... 

66 J L Lee, Rocky Mount 

67 Jake Taylor, Whitakers 

68 R B Watson, Tarboro 

69 J W Faulk, Charlotte. __ 

70 Dock Shearin, Weldon 

71 S L Evans, Rocky Mount 

72 CW Ivey, Rosemary 

73 J W Wood, Weldon .... 

74 J T Johnson, Halifax 

75 A C Tillery, Norfolk, Va 

76 Preston Dickens, Rocky Mount 

77 L MMcNair, Jackson. __ 

78 John Bachelor 

79 J A Whitaker, Enfield... 

80 I H Spruell, Weldon 

81 Henry Drake, Battleboro 

82 D N Martin, Weldon 

83 Amos Bell, Enfied ____ 

84 J S Brown, Rocky Mount 

85 T V Foster, Rocky Mount __ 

86 Jackson Lyon, Whitakers 

87 C H Baker, Tillery .... 



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1 S L Johnson, Tillery 

2 -C H Whitfield, Battleboro 50 

3 C Pender, Enfield 50 

4 T A Pender, Tillery 

5 HWhitaker.__ 

6 D I Barham, Pleasant Hill 50 

7 J Hill. Whitakers 50 

8 A E Pierce, Halifax 50 

9 Leon Pitman Enfield 50 

10 Cook Ford, Whitakers 50 

11 Abraham Richards, Fremont 50 

12 Percy Fennel, Tillery 50 

13. D J Arrington, Whitakers 

14 John Batchelor, Kingsboro 

15 James Howell, Rocky Mount 50 

16 Ed Williamson, Fremont 50 

17 W WHockaday, Thelma.._ 50 

18 W H Willie, Weldon 50 

19 Rufus Battes, Enfield 50 

20 Sherman Pitman, Rocky Mount . 50 

21 A Fenner, Tillery 50 

22 Newsome Bishop, 50 

23 Lewis Hill, Fremont 50 

24 AWWhitaker 50 

25 Ed Davis, Tillery 50 

26 J C Cofield, Enfield 50 

27 C M Day, Rosemary 50 

28 J H Arrington 50 

29 Ed Joyner, Tillery 50 

30 Mark Hill, Whitakers 50 

31 A Joyner, Battleboro . 50 

32 Geo Garner, Rocky Mount .. 50 

33 Dread Wemoly, Tarboro___ 50 

34 Ideal Scott, Log . 50 

35 Frank Bullock, Enfield ._._ 50 

36 M L Johnson, Halifax 50 

37 W R Augborn, Scotland Neck 50 

38 L T Merit. Halifax __ 50 

39 W D Davis, Weldon 50 

40 J W Doles, Margarettsville ...... 50 

41 W E Chase, Thelma „.„... 50 



42 Wm Lynch, Whitakers _____ ____, 50 

43 W H Walker, Whitakers... 50 

44 Richard Body, Enfield 50 

45 A Wood Wilson 50 

46 J E Williams 50 



LIST OF CHURCHES AND AMOUNT. 

Ebenezer Baptist, Rocky Mount.... $ 2 25 

Little Hope Baptist, Rocky Mount 15 00 

Union Grove, Fremont 2 00 

Mt Zion, Rocky Mount (Check) .... .... 37 45 

First Baptist, Elm City.... .... 7 00 

First Baptist, Weldon .... .__. 93 00 

First Baptist, Gaston .... 15 00 

Zion Hill, Littleton. ... .... .... .... 40 00 

Bethlehem, Seaboard 5 00 

Roanoke Chapel, Northampton 10 00 

Chestnut Grove, Tillery.... 3 50 

Red Oak, Spring Hope .... .... 2 00 

Crovvell's X Roads .... .... -... 5 00 

First Baptist Enfield .__. .... ..- 5 00 

White Oak. Ringwood "" " 25 00 

St James, Rocky Mount 40 00 

Shiloh, Nash .... ____ ..... .... .... 45 00 

Salem Chapel, Tarboro 2 00 

Cedar Creek Scotland Neck 2 00 

Jerusalem, Whitakers 10 00 

Princeton Chapel. Goldsboro 2 00 

Cool Spring, Garysburg 20 00 

Smith Chapel, Halifax 25 00 

Carter's Chapel, Thelma 50 00 

Pleasant Hill, Heathsville 10 00 

First Baptist, Battleboro 15 00 



PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST DAY-Morning Session. 

Enfield, N. C, Sept. 30th, 1919. 

The Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association met in its 
53rd annual session with the First Baptist Church of Enfield, 
N. C, at 10:30. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. 
Geo. H. Hinton and G. W. Joyner. Hymn No. 112. 
Read the 10th Chapter of Romans. Prayer by Rev. 
Joyner. The President. Rev. J. W. Blacknall, expressed 
himself as being highly pleased to meet the brethren, and 
asked that we let God lead us during this session. The 
Rules of Order and Constitution were read, the lists of 
Churches were then called and Delegates enrolled, and the 
Secretary, Rev. J. W. Wood, read a letter from the St. 
Stephen's Baptist Church of Tarboro, N. G, setting forth 
the conditions which made it necessary for us to meet here, 
and after listening to the statement the Association voted 
to accept the arrangement made by the Secretary as being 
the best thing to do at this time. A collection was taken by 
Bros. A. Moore and Bert Moore to the amount of .^8.00. Ad- 
journed with benediction by Rev. D. L. Tillery. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotionals were conducted by Revs. P. A. Ivey and A. 
C. Tillery. Hymn No. 835, read 161 Psalm, prayer by Rev. 
S. L. Johnson. The President, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, after 
a few remarks announced the meeting opened and ready for 
business. The minutes of the forenoon session were read 
and approved, the Association then proceeded to the appoint- 
ment of the various committees, after which the question of 
getting up a history of the Association was discussed and on 
motion the following names constitute the committee to 
write up such a history: Revs. J. W. Wood, S. G. New- 
some, C. Pierce, D. N. Martin, M. P. Sweat t. A W. Ivey 
A. C. Tillery, A. B. Vincent and Miss Annie M. Vann were 
introduced to the Association, and delivered very inspiring 
addresses which were much enjoyed by the Association, after 
which a collection amounting to $5.07 was lifted by Rev. C. 
Pierce. Adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. Pierce. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotionals were conducted at 8:30 p. m. by Revs. N. L. 



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Horton. W. H. Willie and Dock Shearin. Hymn No. 40, 
Read 2nd Chapter of Matthew. Prayer by Rev. N. L. Horton. 
The President having announced the meeting opened Miss 
A. M. Vann representing the Journal and Guide, spoke very 
strongly on the necessity of our people reading a colored 
newspaper in that we see ourselves in a true light only 
through the columns of a colored newspaper, after which 
the President called Rev. A. Boone to the rostrum to preach 
the annual sermon instead of Rev. S. G Newsome who was 
suffering with rheumatism. Rev. Boone accompanied by Revs. 
Thomas and Shearin. Bro. Thomas lined hymn No. 800, 
"Go preach my Gospel," etc., was sung by the Association. 
Rev. Boone selected as a text the 27th Chapter of St. 
Matthew, 59th and 60th verses, and when Joseph had taken 
the body he wrapped it in a clean linen. Subject: Ask- 
ing for an important act of kindness towards one whom 
we love. He spoke of the essentials to success in the Chris- 
tian life from which he delivered a wonderful sermon. We 
felt like asking did not our hearts burn within us as by the 
way he talked to us? After which Rev. Dock Shearin 
led in a fervent prayer. Rev. D. N. Martin led in singing 
"Oh for a closer walk with God." The President in his 
comment on the sermon preached by Rev. Boone said, I pray 
that the Holy Spirit of God is in evidence here to-night may 
continue to promote our whole life at all times so that we may 
always be arrayed in clean linen which is the righteousness of 
the Saints. Revs P,L Boone and H. H. Hart lifted a collection 
amounting to $25.16, and a collection of S10.50 was taken for 
Mill Creek Baptist Branch and given to Miss Annie M.Vann. 

SECOND DAY-Morning Session. 

Enfield, N. C„ Oct. 1st, 1920. 

The Second day, Morning Session, met at 9:30 a. m. De- 
votionals were conducted by Revs, Walter Purnell and C. W. 
Ivey. Hymn No. 586, read 3rd Chapter of St. John, prayer 
by Rev. C. W. Ivey. The minutes of the first day, after- 
noon and night sessions were read and approved. The time 
for the President's Annual Address having come, Rev. Brown 
was asked to preside while the President delivered his ad- 
dress. On motion the President's Address was placed 
in the hands of the following committee: Revs, J. H. 
Brown, P. L Boone, Bro. C. P. Anthony, Rev. A. W. 
Ivey. Rev. W, H. Shaw who was sick asked to be remem- 
bered to the brethren and asked that we let Jesus lead us all 
the way. A letter was read from the representative of the 



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Winston-Salem arid Oxford Orphan Asylumns, asking for aid. 
The time having arrived for the Doctrinal Sermon, Rev. 
D. N. Martin ascended the Rostrum, read the 3rd Chapter 
of St. Matthew, prayer was offered by Rev. Walter Purnell, 
Rev. Purnell then sang another selection, he then selected 
as a text the 3rd verse of the 3rd Chapter of St. John, from 
which he preached a soul-stirring sermon, after which we 
were led in prayer by Rev. Walter Chase. Dr. A. W. Pe- 
gues was introduced to the Association and delivered a 
masterly address on preparation for life's duties. His ad- 
dress met the approval of the Association, then came the re- 
port of the Trustee Board which v* as listened to with pa- 
tience. On motion the report was adopted. Next was the 
roll of Ordained and Licentiate Ministers and payment of 
their dues. Adjourned with prayer by Brother C. W. Wil- 
liams. Ordained Ministers $71.00, Licentiates $90.50. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotionals were conducted by Revs. R. B. Walston and 
J. E Huff. Hymn No. 369. Read 7th Chapter of Ecclesi- 
astes, prayer by Rev. R. B. Walston. The minutes of the 
morning session were read and approved. 

At 4:00 p. m. the President of the Women's Auxiliary 
came forward and delivered an address which was listened 
to with prayerful attention from start to finish, it was very 
concise and full of food for thought. The Women's Auxili- 
ary then presented to the Trustee Board $393.39, for which 
the Association tendered them a rising vote of thanks. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotionals were conducted by Rev. D. N. Martin. Hymn 
No. 500. Read 106th Psalm. Prayer by Prof. Enborden. 
The Educational Rally was continued and $578.50 was raised. 
Rev. S. N. Brown, of Washington, D. C, spoke of the Cor- 
respondence department of Howard University which was 
well taken by the brethren, many decided to take the course. 
The time having arrived for the election of officers a Com- 
mittee on Nomination was appointed. (See Committee.') 
Rev. A. C Tillery was asked to preside during the election, 
and the following were elected: President, Rev. J. W. Wood; 
Vice-President, Rev. P. A. Ivey; Recording Secretary, Rev. 
S. G. Newsome; Corresponding Secretary. Bro. W. T. Gar- 
ris; Treasurer, Bro. M. E. Martin; Auditor, Rev. P. L. Boone; 
Statistician, Rev. A. C. Tillery. Adjourned with prayer by 
Rev. C. Pierce. 



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THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Met at 10:30 a. m. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. 
N. H. Arlington and D. L. Tillery. Hymn No. 623. Read 
10th Chapter of Romans, prayer by Rev. E Williams. The 
minutes of all previous sessions were read and adopted with 
Rev. A. C. Tillery elected in the place of W. C. Coats re- 
signed. Rev. P. L. Boone was granted leave of absence. 

On motion thirty minutes was used in eulogising the 
Brethren of the Association who had died since we last met. 

Rev. A. Boone pledged $25.00 to the Women's Auxiliary. 
Committee on Ordination reported (See report ) The let- 
ter from Little Zion Church was referred to the Board The 
President's Address was referred to the Board. The officers 
elected were then installed by Rev. J. W. Blacknall Ex-Pres. 

The Brethren then sang "Blest be the tie that binds our 
hearts in Christian love. Adjourned with prayer by Rev. 
D. L. Tillery, to meet with the Galilee Baptist Church at 
Tillery, N. C, Tuesdav before the 4th Lord's Day in Sept. 
1920. J. W. Wood, President. 

S. G. Newsome, Sec. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD MEETING. 

Weldon, N. C, Nov. 3rd. 1919. 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met 
in the Chapel of the Neuse River Institute. President J. W. 
Wood called the Board to order, and requested Revs. J. S. 
Brown and A. C. Tillery to conduct the Devotionals. Rev. 
Brown lined hymn No 95. Rev A. C. Tillery read the 13th 
Chapter of 1st Corinthians and offered prayer. 2nd Hymn 
No. 77. President Wood asked Rev. J. S. Brown to offer 
prayer in behalf of Rev. W. H. Shaw, who is very sick on 
his bed at home. 

business. 

1 Reading the unfinished business of the Association held 
at Enfield. After finishing the unfinished business a letter 
was read from Little Zion Baptist Church. After reading 
the letter a motion was adoptod to appoint a committee of 
three, Rev. A. W. Ivey, M. P. Sweatt and A C. Tillery. A 
course of study for the ordination of ministers of the Gospel 
a committee was appointed to arrange the said course. 
Revs. J. W. Wood, J. S. Brown and A. C. Tillery. 

2 Sermons for the next Association 1920: Annual Sermon, 
Rev. P. L, Boone; Missionary Sermon, Rev. A. W. Ivey: 



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Educational Address, Prof. G. W. Penny; Temperance Ser- 
mon, Rev. C. Pierce. 

3 Corresponding Messengers of the Reedy Creek Associ- 
ation: Rev. W. P. Purnell, Bethany Association; Va., Rev. 
A. T. Thomas, Old Eastern; Rev. A. C. Tillery Shiloh, No. 1; 
Rev. J. T. Johnson, Shiloh Mo. 2; Rev. W. S. Miller, Beulah 
Association; Rev. A. W. Ivey, Middle Ground Association; 
Rev. J. A. Whitaker, Old Roanoke Association; Rev. P. L. 
Boone. The State Convention; Rev. J. W. Wood, National 
Convention of the U. S, 

4 The Board ordered 1200 minutes printed. On motion 
Revs. P. L. Boone, J. W. Wood, M. P. Sweatt constitute a 
Committee on Printing and Distributing Minutes. 

5 The Ministerial and the Trustee Boards of the Associa- 
tion Resolved in a Committee of the Whole on a budget plan 
for the Neuse River Association. 

6 It was unanimously agreed to reorganize the Churches 
of the Association in a Union Meeting to meet the 5th Sat- 
urday before the 5th Sunday in the month carrying a 5th 
Sunday, to meet at some church in the bounds of the Asso- 
ciation. 

7 Rev. A. T. Thomas was appointed President of the 
Union, Rev. P. L. Boone Secretary, Prof. George W. Penny 
Corresponding Secretary, Rev. G. G. Edmonds Treasurer. 
On motion the President write to every church in this Asso- 
ciation to send a donation to the next Union Meeting that will 
meet in Weldon, N. C. , in the First Baptist Church. 

Money paid in the Board : 

First Baptist Church Halifax $25 00 

Association Fund St. Chapel, Enfield, Education 10 00 

Association Fee 2 00 

Rev. J. T. Johnson paid 1 00 

Woman's Missionary Union of Warren Co., 

forN. R. Institute 8 00 

Total receipts . $46 00 

8 Money Paid out: 

Rev. A. W. Ivey ___$ 5 00 

Rev. W. H Shaw 5 00 

Total disbursements 10 00 

Total balance ... $36 00 

By Gary Alston, 
J. W. Wood. 



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MEETING OF TRUSTEE BOARD. 

Weldon, Oct. 21st, 1919. 

The Trustee Board of the Neuse River Association met at 
1:30 o'clock p. m.. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. J. 
M. Martin and S. G. Newsome. "Am I a soldier of the 
cross," etc.,, was sung. Read the 4th Chapter of Philippians. 
Prayer by Rev. S. G. Newsome. On motion Rev. J. W. 
Wood was elected Assistant Secretary of the Trustee Board, 
after which an itemized report of what had been purchased 
in partially fitting of the building for opening the school was 
read, amounting to $127.03. On motion this was ordered 
paid. On motion Rev. M. P. Sweatt was empowered to 
secure a horse and wagon for the school. On motion the 
two Boards met in joint session Nov. 3rd, 1919 at the Insti- 
tute building. 

Received Oct. 21st, Tuition $26 00 

M. W. Williams Rents 24 00 

Nov 1st. 1919, Tuition to C. P. Anthony 20 00 

Total receipts $70 00 

Expenses of Board 24 35 

Total balance on hand $45 65 



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REPORTS. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your Committee on Temperance submit the following 
report: Whereas in this great crisis of the world's history a 
great wave of Temperance Reform sweeps the earth. 

Whereas the Neuse River Association has been an un- 
compromising force against the use and sale of intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage. 

We further urge our Preachers and Christians to continue 
the fight against these evils, and all other intemperate 
habits until they can develop strong Christian characters' 
Respectfully. 
Rev. C. Pierce, Rev. D. C. Tillery, 

" P. A. Ivey, " L. M. McNair, 

" H. H. Hall, " J. R. Coel, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES. 

We your Committee on New Churches beg leave to submit 
the following report: We have carefully examined the fol- 
ing churches and find them in gospel order: 

Washington Branch Baptist Church of Mackersfield, Edge- 
combe County, Rev. G. H. Hinton pastor, and the Sandy 
Fork Baptist Church of Wilson County, Rev R. B. Walston, 
Pastor. Respectfully submitted, 

Bro. Matt Davis, Rev. A. C. Tillery, 

Rev. Henry Drake, " Andrew Jones, 

Rev. Dempsey Moore, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to report: 
Since the last Association the death Angel has passed over 
our land and took the following: Revs. R. T. Tillery of Galilee 
Church, Tillery; Berry Brinkley and Berry Wilkins, both of 
St. Chapel; Joseph Williams of Roanoke Chapel, Northamp- 
ton County; John Cornerker of Red Hill Church, Edgecombe 
County; John Davis of St. Paul; Alex. Tillery of First Bap- 
tist, Crowell Cross Roads; Ed Brantley of Shiloh Church of 
Scotland Neck; Rev. Alfred Fletcher of First Baptist of 
Whitakers; Rev. W. M. Stamper, Rev. M. V. 0. Morris, W. 
L. Sawyer of Mt. Zion; Rev. A. W. Ivey, of Rocky Mt. ; 
Rev. A. C. Tillery, Rocky Mt. ; Wm. Spivey Mt. Zion, 



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COMMITTEE ON OFFICERS. 

We your Committee on the Recommendation of Officers 
report the following: 

Moderator, J. W. Wood Weldon, N.C. 

Vice-Moderator Rev. P. A, Ivey Halifax, 

Recording Sec, Rev, S. G, Newsome __Margrettsville, 

Corresponding Sec, W. T. Garris __Garysburg, 

Treasurer, M. E. Martin, Thelma, 

Auditor, P. L. Boone Weldon, 

Statistician, A. C. Tillery _.. Jarretts, Va. 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to make 
the following report: That all Superintendents, Teachers 
and Officers be consistent members of the church, and have 
a good report without and within. We further recommend 
that all pastors supervise their Sunday Schools as much as 
lie in their power and report the condition of their school to 
the Association at each sitting. We further recommend that 
all Sunday Schools of this Association use Wholsome Letter. 
Respectfully submitted. 

F. W. Wilkins, W. A. Wyche, 
D. S. Thorne, A. Thomas, 

A. Demry J. J. Johnson, 

S. C. Johnson, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We your Committee on Education beg leave to report as 
follows: Knowing the great need of education and its es- 
sential development of any race or nation, and knowing that 
no race or nation has ever risen to its highest attainment 
without the education of the heart, head and hand, and that 
if the negro ever expects to live in the pure atmosphere 
of Christian civilization and true citizenship, he must be 
trained up to these requirements, knowing further that the 
true ministers of the Gospel have under their charge the 
spiritual and educational development of the race. We 
therefore recommend that every minister of every church 
of this Association avail himself to meet these conditions. 
We further recommend that every member of every church 
of this Association will pay the following amounts annually: 
Males 50 cents, females 25 cents, and that these require- 
ments of assessments be earnestly brought before the mem- 
bers of the churches of this Association by the pastors in 



p. 


L. 


Boone, 


A. 


N. 


Pierce, 


M. 


E. 


Martin. 


J. 


H. 


Ricks, 


M 

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. P, 


, Sweat t, 
Committee. 



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charge monthly until every member of every church of this 
Association feel and know that it is his or her indispensable 
duty to pay these assessments now. That the school of the 
Neuse River Institute is to be opened and operated the en- 
suing term. We recommend that we renew our efforts to 
meet the demand. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. Brown, 

M. W. Williams, Jr. 

S. G. Newsome, 

W. S. Miller, 

J. W. Wood, 

C. Pierce, 

REPORT OF TRUSTEE BOARD. 

To the President and Members of the Neuse River Bap- 
tist Associatian— Greeting: 

We your Board of Trustees of the Neuse River Institute 
desire to make the following report: 

Balance brought forward 1918 $ 133 16 

Sept. 28 Rec. Rev. J. W. Wood 10 00 

Nov. 20 " Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr.,_ 10 00 

" 15 " " M. E. Martin, (Treas. 

N. R. I.) 1000 00 

" 18 " " J. E. Batchelor 40 00 

June 11 •' " M. E. Martin 23 14 

Total cash received $1216 30 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Nov. 20 Paid J. L. Shepherd $ 931 50 

1919 Paid Nov. 20 J. L. Shepherd Int. and 

Transfer on Note 

Jan. 11 Paid J. E. Batchelor 20 00 

V " " Pierce & Whitehead 4 90 

June" " Expense Bd Meeting (1).___ 16 97 

(2).__. 26 40 

Minutes . _. _ 59 00 

Expense Bd. Meeting (2)__ 20 37 
Paid for 1918 Shepherd Int. and Transfer 

on one note taking up all papers__ 100 00 

Total disbursements 1179 64 



Total balance on hand $ 37 06 



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REPORT ON EXAMINATION FOR ORDINATION. 

Brother Moderator and Brethren: 

We your Committee on examination of applicants for or- 
dination for the Gospel Ministry beg leave to submit to you 
our report: We have carefully examined the following 
named applicants, viz: Bros. M. L. Johnson, Tillery, W. C. 
Chase, Thelma; D. T. Bosham, Garysburg; A. Fennel, Til- 
lery; S. L. Jonson. Tillery; Newsome Bishop, Tillery, W. R. 
Augborn, Scotland Neck. Then after said examination we 
found them unqualified for ordination. We therefore rec- 
ommend that they further qualify themselves and apply 
later. We further recommend that a regular course of 
study be laid down in our minutes, and those who apply be 
requested to prepare themselves from said course. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Revs. P. A. Ivey, 
P. L. Boone, 
A. W. Pegues, 



P. S. 



M. P. Sweatt, 
D, N. Martin, 
J. S. Brown, 

Committee. 
Said course to be prepared by the Ministerial Board. 



COMMITTEE ON PLACE. 



We your Committee on Place beg leave to report as follows: 
We recommend that the Neuse River Association meet at Gali- 
lee Baptint Church at Tillery, N C, on Tuesday after the 
fourth Sunday in September, 1920. 
Respectfully Submitted, 
J. W. Clark, J. A. Whitaker, 

Makinley Nicholson, T. N. Newell, 
K. L. Lewis. Jacob Harrington, 

G. W. Beal, 
T. J. Smallwood, 
Curtis Davis, 
F. W. Wersly, 
J. R. Phillips, 



W. A. Jones, 
I. H. Spruill, 
W. M.Hines, 
N. L. Hall, 
A. Thomas, 
J. H. Jones, 
W. H. Willie, 
Mark L. Johnson, 
C. W. Ivey, 



Joe Ruffin 
M G. Marshal, 
S. J.Alston, 
P.M.Moses, 
A. Woodard, 
A. W. Ivey, 
R.T. Turnadge, 
G. W. Joyner, 



Jesse G. Edmonds, George Pender, 
Anthony Person, Aaron Andaton, 
M. M. Moore, Willey Purnell, 

Amos Bell, Charles Pierce, 

Committee. 



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FINANCIAL REPORT 

We your Finance Committee beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report: 

Collected $1256 12 

Disbursements 1255 67 

Total balance in Treasury $ 45 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

J. W. Wood, F. W, Wilkins, 

C. P. Anthony. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1 Devotional Exercises. 

2 Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3 Enrolling the names of Messengers. 

4 Appointment of Committees to-wit:— On Hours of 
Meeting and Adjourning; Committee on Finance; Commit- 
tee on Resolutions; Committee on Temperance; Committee 
on Education. 

5 Report of Treasurer. 

6 Report of Ministerial Board. 

7 Appointment of Committee on Time and Place. 

8 Report of Various Committees. 

9 Election of Officers. 

10 Report of Board of Trustees. 

11 Discussion of Various Topics Relative to Church Work. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

1 The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2 Not more than one person shall speak at once, who 
shall rise and addresa the Moderator by the word "Brother." 

3 The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted until 
he is through, unless he is out of order. 

4 The persons speaking shall strictly adhere to the subject 
and shall in nowise reflect on the person who spoke before, 
but shall state the case so as to give his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be known as the Neuse 
River Missionary Baptist Association. Its object shall be to 



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promote the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at home 
and in foreign lands to insure a more intelligent ministry and 
bring about a true Christian fellowship in the churches of our 
Association. To provide a religious training for our youth. 
The officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, 
Auditor, Recording and Corresponding Secretary, who shall 
be elected annually. 

Art 2 This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members of 
said churches and also of annual and life members— annual 
members by payment of one dollar annually, and life members 
by the payment of five dollars, shall be entitled to seats. 

Art. 3 Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellow- 
ship, those baptized, those received by letter, those dismissed 
by letter, those excommunicated, those deceased, and the 
number of Sabbath School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4. The members chosen to discharge these duties 
shall have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have 
ecclesiastical power over churches of this Association and no 
church shall intrude on the dignity as to the power of the 
pastor, while in the faithful performance of his pastorial 
duties. And no pastor of a Baptist Church of this Associa- 
tion shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members, and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the 
church, shall have been paid. Any minister or ministers who 
shall be known to interfere with another minister's church 
thereby causing a disturbance between the members and 
pastor, shall be dealt with by the Ministerial Board as it 
thinks proper. And it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend 
and maintain the Constitution of the same. 

Art. 5. Churches desiring to become members of this 
Association shall petition by letter or messenger, and upon ex- 
amination, if found in order, it shall be the duty of the Mod- 
erator to give the right hand of fellowship to the messengers, 
and welcome the church into the Association. Or any church 
or churches desiring to withdraw from this Association, 
must do so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of 
dismission. When this Association has granted the request, 
and such church or churches, have united with some regular 
Missionary Baptist Association, and the Association receiving 
such church or churches has notified this Association of the 



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same, their or its connection with this Association shall cease. 

Art. 6. Every church in this Association shall be entitled 
to representation in this Association, and shall send from one 
to two messengers, and shall send funds to the Association 
according to the rules laid down in the minutes, No church, 
however, shall send more than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be left to 
the discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated 
or not. 

Art. 8. This Association shall furnish churches with the 
minutes of this Association. The method of furnishing 
them shall be left to the Association. 

Art. 9. We believe it necessary to have an Associational 
fund to pay the expenses of the Association; Therefore each 
church belonging to the Association is required to pay the 
amount which shall be designated by the Association at its 
session. 

Art. 10, The minutes of the previous session shall be read 
and corrected if necessary. The Association shall have power 
to inquire the reason why churches do not at any time of its 
sittings represent themselves in this Association. 

Art. 11. This Association shall have power to withdraw 
from any church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Art. 12. This Association shall ordain no person to preach 
the Gospel who does not possess the qualifications laid down 
in the Scriptures by St. Paul and who cannot read under- 
standing^ and write legibly. The churches are required to 
adopt the same rule in licensing applicants. 

Art. 13. The Association shall have power to adjourn to 
any future time and place thought most convenient to the 
churches. 

Art. 14. This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the 
President of the Associatiion with the Secretary of the Asso- 
ciation as Secretary of the Board. 

Art. 15. The Constitution is subject to alteration by a two- 
thirds vote of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of 
knowing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the 
Credentials to Ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out 
by the President and Secretary "and the price to be paid for 
them be 50 cents. A. J, Jaekson. 



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RESOLUTIONS 1908. 

Whereas most of the founders of this Association (the 
Neuse River) are now dead and their names should not be 
forgotten. 

Resolved, that their names have a permanent place in our 
minutes, and be publisheed from year to year that future 
generations may read and learn the founders. 

Humbly submitted, A. J. Jackson. 

LIST OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

It was organized in what is now called "The Old Church." 
near the Roanoke River in 1866 in the Town of Halifax, N. 
C, therefore the Association was named and styled "The 
Roanoke Association'' by the following named brethren: 

Rev. A. N. Buck Halifax, N. C. 

A. J. Jackson Halifax, 

John Lynch Halifax, 

Joseph Bazemore Weldon, 

Sandy Fenner Halifax, 

Jack Johnson 

Allen Mosely LaGrange, 

John Washington 

Hull Grimes 

Reid 

Nathaniel Martin Cai'ter's Chapel, 

Lovelys Brown _ 

Isham Moore 

Harry Austin 

A. B. Williams 

Eagles Warrenton, 

Benj. Spicer 

Edward Hill 

When the Association met in Goldsboro, N. C, 1870, it had 
been learned that another Association had been organized 
bearing the same name, so the brethren decided to drop the 
name "Roanoke'" and take the name "Neuse." The above 
are the names as given me by Rev. A. J. Jackson. He said 
that he could not recollect the Christian names at all, but 
that he thought from one to another, in time, the full name 
of each one in the organization would appear in our minutes 

Secretary. 

STANDING RESOLUTION. 

Whereas the Neuse River Institute is a standing object of 
the Neuse River Association, and whereas that the Associa- 



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tion is composed of Pastors and Messengers sent from 
Churches belonging to this Association. 

Resolved, that all Unions, Associations and Conventions 
held in the Churches and supported by the Churches of this 
Association, after the expenses are paid all other money be 
given to the above object. 

Humbly submitted, M. P. Sweatt. 



RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED 1882. 

Whereas the preaching of the Gospel is a most responsible 
charge, the success of which depends upon an extensive 
knowledge of the word of God. and 

Whereas, We believe when God calls a person to bear his 
message to the world, that he also makes that person willing 
to prepare himself for that important calling and 

Whereas, we believe that a willingness to study on the part 
of the fact that he has been called therefore 

Resolved that all applicants for ordination shall be ex- 
amined on the following branches of study: Reading, Spell- 
ing, Writing, Geography, . History — both sacred and pro- 
fane — Theology, Church Discipline, (Hiscock) and the Bible. 
Rev. R. F. Faison, 0. B. Alston, 

W. T. McDaniel, H. L. Solomon, 

Committee. 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS— THE TWO FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas : it is a denominational standard of the Baptist 
not to appoint ministers for churches except a church can 
appoint or call a minister for itself. Therefore be it 

Resolved, that the ministers and pastors of the Neuse 
River Association will not enter any pulpit except our own, 
unless we are invited by the pastor in charge. 

Humbly submitted, R. I. Walden. 

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION FEE— 1891. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to report as follows: 
Churches that have a membership of 800 to 1000 and over, 
shall pay $10; churches numbering from 500 to 700 shall pay 
$7; churches numbering from 300 to 500 shall pay $5; 
churches numbering less than 300 shall pay $2. 
Respectfully submitted. 

G. H. White, W. R. Shaw, 

W. R. Mason, A. N. Buck, 

Committee. 



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Whereas, The Constitution of this Association says that 
the members of it shall be ministers and delegates sent from 
churches belonging to this Association. Be it 

Resolved, That we do not allow any ordained minister or 
licentiate minister's name to appear in our minutes who does 
not meet the Association in person or by letter at its annual 
sitting. H. L. Barco. 



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Official Rosier, Woman's Auxiliary 



.OF 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 



President ___■ Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-President _Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg, 

Rec. Secretary ._ . Mrs. F. C. Talley, Weldon, " 

Asst. Secretary Mrs. C. B. James, Scotland Neck. 

Cor. Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Rocky Mount, 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon, " 

Auditor Mrs. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, " 

County Presidents. 

Mrs. M. E. Simpson Nash and Edgecombe Co's 

' Mary Reid .Edgecombe Co 

' Mollie Williams } it oI ,j ov ~ 

' Bettie Pittman J — mmax bo 

' Annie Whitfield , Wilson Co 

' Josephine Peebles ) XT , n 

Gertrude Garner [ Northampton Co 

■ Annie E. Fort Wayne Co 

* P. B. Bullock EdgecombeCo 

Executive Board. 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony, Chairman, Mrs. Evelyn Phillips 

Mrs. Jane Richards Mrs. C. B. James 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Secretary Mrs. J. S. Brown 

Mrs, J. W, Wood ..Mrs. Josephene Peebles. -Mrs. Mary Reid, 



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MINUTES 



The Fourth Annual Session of the Woman's Auxiliary of 
the Neuse River Association met at Jerusalem Baptist 
Church, Whitakers, N. C, Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Pastor, 
Sept. 19th and 20th, 1919, at 9:30 a. m.. 

FRIDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sisters CoraOdom, 
Margarette Jones and S. A. Stovall. Opening Song, "Father 
I stretch my hands to thee.'' Sister S. A. Stovall read for 
the Scripture lesson Matthew 5th Chapter, 1-12 verses. 
Prayer was offered by Sister Margarette Jones. After a 
most thrilling and soul stirring meeting, we listened to a few 
encouraging remarks from the Pastor, Rev. W. M. Wiggins, 
The meeting was then opened for business. Reading of the 
Constitution by the Rec. Sec. Remarks by Cor. Sec, Sister 
L. V. Mebane. Enrollment of delegates. (See list). Col- 
lection was raised by Rev. W. M. Wiggins; Amount 16:19. 
Adjournment. 

FRIDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Reassembled at 2:30 p. m. Praise Service 30 minutes, 
Conducted by Sisters J. Peebles, J. H. Martin aud Lula 
Ivory. After a very spiritual meeting Rev. Wiggins, Pas- 
tor f in very choice words extended a most cordial welcome 
which made us feel at home. Sung "A charge to keep I 
have. Sister Peebles responded to the welcome address. 
Rev. J. W. Wood being present was called to speak. He 
gave some encouraging remarks. The meeting was open 
for business. Reading of minutes of the forenoon session. 
The minutes were received and adopted. Collection of an- 
nual dues. The following paid (25) twenty-five cents: Sis- 
ters Cora Odom, L V. Mebane, Josephine Peebles, Jane 
Richards, Gertrude Garner. Millie A. Lockhart, MarY Clan- 
ton, Lillian Martin, Lula Ivory, J. H. Martin, J. W. Wood, 
Lula Peebles, Rosa McDonald, Nannie Smith, Mary Reid, 
Mariah Demery, Annie Whitfield, Caroline Jones, Marga- 
rette Jones, Hattie Bynum, Mittie Baker, S. A. Stovall Eve- 
lyn Phillips. Sudie Phillips, Hattie Clarke, Joe Phillips, 
Maggie Speights, Victoria Hall, F. C. Talley, Lena Watson, 
Millie A. Lockhart, Maggie Lyons, C. P. Anthony, Martha 
Braswell, Mollie Williams, Annie Jones, Josephine Harding, 



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The following County Presidents reported: Sister Mamie 
Simpson, Edgecombe County $5.29; Mollie Williams, Halifax 
County' $12.00; Mrs. C. Merritt, per Mrs. Williams, $4.00; 
Mrs. Bettie Pittman, Halifax County, $25.00; Mrs, Josephine 
Peebles Northampton County, $26. 12 and Mrs. Gertrude 
Garner, Northampton, County, through Mrs. L. V. Mebane, 
$4.25. Collection was raised by Rev. Wiggin, amount $3.25. 
Remarks by Sisters J. H. Martin and Mary Reid. Their re- 
marks were very encouraging. Benediction. 

LIST OF CIRCLES AND DELEGATES. 

St. John, Nash County, Battleboro, N. C. , Mrs. Annie 

Jones, delegate $10 00 

Carter's Chapel, Halifax County, Thelma, N. C, Miss 

Lillian Martin, delegate 26 00 

Cool Spring, Northampton County, Garysburg, N. C. , 

by letter through A. B. Miles 15 45 

Bethlehem, Nash County, Rocky Mount, N. C, Mrs. 

Susie Stovall, Delegate 11 00 

St. James, Edgecombe County, Rocky Mount, N. C. , 

Mrs. Lula B. Ivory, 15 00 

Sister Victoria Hale, Halifax County, Merrits N. C. , . _ 15 15 
St. Peters, Halifax County, Weldon, N. C, Mrs. Ma- 

riah Demery, delegate 10 78 

1st Baptist, Nash County, Rocky Mount, N. C, Mrs. 

J.S.Brown, delegate 6 00 

1st Baptist, Halifax County, Weldon, N, C, Mrs. Jane 

Richards, delegate 6 00 

Jerusalem, Edgecombe County, Whitakers, N. C, Mrs. 

Sudie Phillips, delegate 10 00 

Shiloh Baptist Halifax County, Scotland Neck, N. C, 

Miss Rosa McDonald, Delegate 16 00 

Roanoke Chapel Northampton County, Garysburg, N. 

C, Mrs. Hattie Bynum, delegate 11 00 

1st Baptist Edgecombe County, Battleboro, N. C, Mrs. 

Cora Odom, delegate 11 00 

Roanoke Salem, Northampton County, Garysburg, N. 

C, Mrs Cora, Blacknall, delegate 5 00 

FRIDAY— Night Session. 

Praise Services were conducted by Sisters Mary Reid, Bird 
and Delia Garrett. After enjoying a very inspiring Praise 
Service our attention was then called to a most hearty wel- 
come address given by Sister Evelyn Phillips in behalf of 
their church, homes and city. Response to the welcome ad- 



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dress by Sister Peebles, Vice-President. Madam President 
Wood gave her annual address, and it was indeed a master- 
piece. Response by Corresponding Secretary L. V. Mebane. 
A motion prevailed that the President's address appear in 
the minutes. The President of Neuse River Association, 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, spoke very encouragingly to the Aux- 
iliary. The Educational Rally was conducted by Sister 
Mary Reid. It was an "over the top" rally. The following 
persons paid: 

Mrs Mary Reid 

" J W Wood .___ 

'" Evelyn Phillips 

" Delia Garrett 

" Josephine Peebles 

" Lou E Alston 

" J S Brown 

" Annie Whitfield 
" LV Mebane .__. 

" Maggie Speights 

" Nannie Smith 

Miss Rosa McDonald 

Mrs Hattie Clarke 

" FCTalley ..__ 

" Victoria Hale 

M Joe Phillips ___ 

'• Mariah Demery 

1 ' Lula Ivory 

" Margarett Jones 

Miss Lillian Martin 

Mr Thaddeus Phillips 

Mrs Nettie Townsend 

" Millie A Lockhart ,__. 

" Maggie L Lyons 

" Hattie Bynum 

Mr John Phillips 

" CH Lyons 

Mrs Mittie Baker 

" Jennie Stokes __•_-_ 

Rev J H Blacknall 

"HH Hart 

Mrs Cora Odom 

Mr Jessie Taylor 

Mrs Delia Garrett 

Amount carried forward 32 75 



$ 1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


25 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


50 



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Amount brought forward. ._ 

Mrs Jane Richards 

" Burnett 

" Cora Droan 

" Lena Watson 

V J H Martin 

" Martha Bras well 

" HattieReid 

" Mary Baton 

" EllieMack 

Master Henry Clanton 

Mr LR Long 

Missionary Sisters, Roanoke Salem 

Miss Maggie Gee 

Mr R H Arrington 

Alex Faison 

D JBaham 

Robert Boone 

Lewis Arrington 

Daniel Bynum 

Isaac Blacknall 

A Drewry 

Charlie Pearce 

Moses Williams 

JHJohnson___ 

Carey Alston 

Joe Ruffin 

Mrs Cora James 

F B Keornegy 

Ivey _____ 

Miss Laura Patterson 

Mr Harrington 

" Lynch 
Mrs R A Cheek 

" Donnie Taylor 

Mr Daniel Pierce 

Rev A Boone 

Mrs SAStovall 

Mr J H Arrington 



$32 75 


$ 25 


25 


<fo 


25 


1 00 


1 00 


25 


25 


50 


2 00 


50 


2 00 


50 


50 


25 


1 00 


1 00 


50 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


50 



Total .... . $47 25 



THE PLEDGES WERE CALLED FOR AND THE 
FOLLOWING RESPONDED. 



rs. J. W. Wood 


;__ $ 5 06 


" M. A. Talley 


4 00 


" Mary Reid 


5 00 


' Josephine Peebles 


5 00 


' Donnie Taylor 


_. 3 00 


" C A Thomas 


5 00 


" Millie A. Lockhart 


2 00 


" C. P. Anthony.. _ 


5 00 


" MariahDemery . 


3 00 


' Lucy Harper _ . . . 


2 00 


Total 


$39 00 


meral collection _ _ _ - 


17 00 



Sister J. S. Brown, of Rocky Mount was introduced to the 
Auxiliary and made a very inspiring talk. Also Mrs. Nettie 
Townsend, wife of editor of the Rocky Mount Voice. Bene- 
diction. 

SATURDAY— Morning Session. 

Praise Services were conducted at 9:30 a. m. by Sisters 
Jane Richards and Victoria Hale. Scripture lesson Psalm 37. 
Prayer by Sister Hale. The services were enjoyed by all. 

A motion prevailed to organize a W. I. C. Circle. Mrs. J. 
S. Brown made a very interesting talk in behalf of the Circle. 
The following young ladies were elected as officers: 

Miss Lillian Martin, President 

" Louis Arrington, Vice-President 

'■ Pearl Phillips Recording Secretary 

" Gertrude Bird, Corresponding Secretary 

11 Elizabeth Jones, , __. Treasurer 



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REPORTS. 

Partial Report op Corresponding Secretary. 
the field. 

The Executive Board of the Neuse River Association and 
the women's Auxiliary requested your humble servant to 
visit at least every church in the Association to explain the 
work of the Women's Auxiliary. We were able to visit only 
a few churches. We visited and collected from the follow- 
ing churches: 

Mt Zion or Margarettsville, nothing collected. 
Union No 1, Old Eastern Association, Rev Hall, Mod, _$ 5 50 

Shiloh Church, Scotland Neck 2 80 

Women's Union No 2, Gumberry 3 74 

St Chapel near Enfield 7 00 

1st Bap Elm City, Rev Arrington Pastor 3 62 

Bethlehem, Rev Edmunds Pastor 1 20 

Eastern Star, Tarboro, Rev Ricks Pastor 5 11 

Ministers and Deacon's Union, Rev. Foster Moderator 2 00 

Total collected from these churches $31 00 

Collected otherwise ? 10 50 

Total collected 41 50 

No Societies organized 1 

No County Workers appointed 1 

OUR OFFICERS. 

We are glad to report to you that between all our officers 
the most harmonious spirit exists. We have had no friction, 
and each one of us vies with the other in doing all she can 
for the work. We have a band of noble women known as 
co-workers or Pres. Our work would certainly lag were it 
not for these noble and faithful women who keep the Co's 
in touch and alive to our work. But brethren, you do not 
give these women the proper encouragement when they 
come to your churches. These women aren't going out 
working for themselves, but they're out helping you 
to foster your own work, and yet many of you turn 
a cold shoulder to them, refuse to give them a hearing, and 
listen: One preacher actually drove one of our Co. Pres. out 
of his church. It was a shame and disgrace and an insult to 



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the womanhood of our Aux a Cor. Sec. I want to thank the 
Pastors and Deacons and others whose churches and homes 
I visited for the kindness shown me. 

Mrs. Ann Whitfield, Wilson County $15 00 

M. E. Simpson, Nash County 5 29 

Gertrude Garner, Northampton County 4 25 

Mollie Williams, Halifax County 13 50 

S. A. Stovall. Nash County 5 00 

C. Merritt. Halifax County 4 00 

M. Reid, Edgecombe Caunty. No work 

J. Peebles, Northampton County 42 00 

Total $93 79 

Amount sent up by Co's from all sources: 

Nash County $ 57 31 

Edgecombe County 2100 

Northampton County 84 00 

Halifax County 104 23 

Wilson County 20 65 

Total $287 33 

Banner Co., Halifax, 

Circle, Carter's Chapel, 

Co. Worker Josephine Peebles. 

MONEY RAISED FROM ALL SOURCES. 

Whitakers $365 29 

Disbursements for Auxiliary 49 69 

Total Balance.. $315 50 

COLLECTED SINCE AUXILIARY. 

Mrs. Annie Whitfield $ 5 00 

" S. A. Stovall 5 00 

Rev. Purnell 100 

Mrs. Annie E. Fort, Goldsboro, N. C 5 00 

Grand total $403 10 

Mrs. Mary Clanton and Mrs. J. S. Brown were appointed 
Field Workers for the W. I. C. Circle. 

Reports from the following committees were received and 
adopted; Committee on Officers. Committee on Time and 
Place, Committee on Finance and Enrollment, Committee on 



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Missions, Committee on Obituaries, Committee on Temper- 
ance, Report of Corresponding Secretary. 



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PRESIDENT S REPORT. 

St. James, Rocky Mount S 3 31 

Mt. Zion, Rocky Mount . 4 21 

White Oak Ringwood 5 41 

Total $12 93 

A motion prevailed that a certain amount be donated 
through the Executive Board for Foreign Missions, and at 
the sitting of the Lott Carey Convention the Corresponding 
Secretary and President be sent as delegates. The motion 
was received aad adopted. 

The Auxiliary adjourned to meet at the First Baptist 
Church, Elm City, N. C , Sept. 17th, 18th and 19th, 1920. 
Rev, N. H. Arrington, Pastor. 



ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Madame Vice-President, members of the Auxiliary, Gentle- 
men and Ladies: 

It is with no small degree of pleasure that I greet you in 
this the 4th annual meeting of this Convention. 

Because of the manifold blessing, Comforts and opportu- 
nities the Lord has given us, amidst the many conflicts and 
perils, seen and unseen. 

The safe return of many of our loved ones from over seas, 
while many have given their lives for right and liberty. 
May God in his all wise Providence grant that it be not in 
vain, and here let me beseech you one and all that we unite 
as did those who were bound in chains of slavery fifty years 
ago — nay more as the Children of Israel, and pray that God 
may strengthen and constrain us to keep his laws, especially 
the law of laws, that we love one another, that he may fight 
our battles for us, burst the chains that bind us, bringing 
His Kingdom on earth, peace and good will to all men. 

He gave his life as a ransom. He left the ninety and 
nine to seek and to save that which was lost. 

If we are saved, we wish to save and serve others. Is 
there any better way than to educate and train the young? 
To fit them for a life of usefulness and service? You and I 
ere long will have finished our course in this school of life. 
Our places must be filled gracefully or disgracefully, are 



you not willing, yea and anxious to make the supreme effort 
to fit others to fill the vacancies. 

Shame, shame! on the man or woman who poses as a re- 
generated being who is not willing, or fails to make the sac- 
rifice. 

If you help your neighbors in their need, you are casting 
bread upon the water that will return to you after many 
days a thousand fold. You will have the good will of not 
only the best, but of those that are not good. 

The fields are white and the harvesters are few. Where 
are the fields? every where, all around us, at our very 
doors. 

We wish to teach the youths the requisites of life, how to 
live. That to have healthy, active brains they must have 
healthy bodies. That a sure way to lose physical health is 
to acquire bad habits. 

The mind is so closely related with the body that what 
affects one affects the other, favorably or unfavorably. 
W hat comfort can it be to have the world of money, or the 
best profession or trade, and no health with which to enjoy it? 

Thus we see that the young must be brought to war 
against preventable diseases that they may have clean, calm 
active brains and pure hearts, that they may overcome 
superstition and fear. 

That he may not trust to luck, but pluck, and an all wise 
Providence, for he who hustles with all his might and takes 
our Father in Heaven as his ideal. 

Let me admonish you to practice self-control, encourage 
every one. Carry sunshine and love everywhere you go. 
Be careful of the small things, the big ones will take care of 
themselves. 

Let us have pure hearts, despising prejudicialness, being 
broad and liberal minded, speaking evil of no one. Judg- 
ing not lest we be judged. 

Ofttimes a good name is stolen, a reputation is blasted 
without adding any thing to yourself, 

We can so readily misinterpret anothers act by our stand- 
ard, or dirty acts and so hurt he or she seriously. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

I wish to make the following recommendations: 
1st That the women have one or two sermons in the year 
on some Sunday other than the regular church day, and the 
proceeds go to the Auxiliary treasure to be turned over to 
the Neuse River Association at their regular meeting. 



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2nd That the ministers give us a little more consideration 
in their various fields. 

3rd That our Corresponding Secretary and two other 
women be added to the Neuse River Trustee Board. 

Say what you please about women, she is the glory of man, 
God made her so, and so she must remain. One writer has 
said and truly so: 

They talk about a woman's sphere, 
As though it had a limit, 
Thers's not a place on earth or heaven, 
There's not a task to mankind given. 

There's not a blessing or a woe, 
There's not a whispered yes or no, 
There's not a life or birth, 
That has a feather's weight of worth. 
Without a woman in it. 



CONSTITUTION 

GOVERNING THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY, NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

PREAMBLE. 

We, the Women within the bounds of the Neuse River 
Association feeling grateful to Almighty God for raising us 
from a life of servitude and degradation and exalting us to 
Christian Womanhood where we are able to stand side by 
side with man, desire to show our gratefulness first to God 
from whom all blessings flow, and to the great and grand 
old men of the Neuse River Association (although some have 
gone into the land beyond) who are struggling to do Mission- 
ary and Educational work, by helping them to proselyte the 
great work undertaken, do adopt this Constitution. 

ARTICLE I, -Name. 

This Organization shall be known as the Woman's Auxili- 
ary to Neuse River Association. 

ARTICLE II.— Object. 

The object of the Auxiliary shall be permanently to as- 
sist in the Educational work of Neuse River Institution at 
Weldon, and to do home and Foreign Mission work, through 
the Missionary and Educational Circles, 



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ARTICLE III.— Members. 

The membership shall be represented by annual and life rep- 
resentation. Any Missionary or Educational Circle, Union, 
Children's Sunshine Band may be represented in this Auxili- 
ary by paying fl.00 per delegate. Any woman in good 
standing in any regular Missionary Baptist Church may be- 
come a member by paying 25c annually, a life member by 
paying $2.50 at one payment. 

ARTICLE IV. -Officers. 

Officers shall be a President, Vice-President at large, one 
County Vice-President Recording Secretary, Assistant Sec- 
retary, Corresponding Secretary, Auditor, Treasurer and 
Advisory Board. 

ARTICLE V.— Duties of Officers. 

The President shall preside over the meetings of this body 
and see that the objects of the organization are strictly ad- 
hered to. At her absence the Vice-President at large shall 
serve. The President and Corresponding Secretary sign all 
orders on Treasurer. The County Vice-President shall or- 
ganize Missionary and Educational Circles in their respective 
Counties by appointing District Vices to assist them where 
necessary, and collect money for the Auxiliary. Every 
quarter they shall report to the Corresponding Secretary 
sending her names of Church and Society, also name of Presi- 
dent and Secretary of Circle organized and amouutof money 
collected. The traveling expenses of these workers must be 
paid out of funds collected. The Convention will not be re- 
sponsible for their expenses. The District President must 
report monthly to their County President and she to the 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The Recording Secretary ahall keep a strict and accurate 
rocord of the proceedings of the body compile the minutes 
for the press, and see that they are in the hands of the Cor- 
responding Secretary at least three months after the ad- 
journing of the Auxiliary. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall keep in touch with 
every County and District President and Missionary Circle 
by visiting their respective fields as often as necessary, she 
shall organize Circles where none exists, keep up the regu- 
lar correspondence and give general information and co- 
operation when necessary. She must make annually at each 
session of the Neuse River Association a financial and gene- 
ral report of all work done by her and the Convention during 



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the year, turn over all money for the Neuse River Institute 
to them and the same must appear in the minutes of the 
Neuse River Association. The postage and traveling ex- 
penses of all officers shall be furnished by the Board. 

The Auditor shall audit the accounts of Corresponding 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall receive all money belonging to this 
body from the Corresponding Secretary, pay all bills desig- 
nated and no money must be paid by her unless ordered by 
the President and Corresponding Secretary who shall furnish 
receipt for same when done. 

The Advisory Board shall consist of twelve members, com- 
prising the general officers of the Auxiliary, three members 
at large and three from the general Board. 

ARTICLE VI.— Amendment. 

The Constitution may be amended only at any regular 
session, provided notice has been given the year previous. 
Two-third membership must be present. 

Time and Place. 

The Time and Place shall be governed by the General Body. 

Order of Business. 

1. Opened by Devotional Exercises. Closed by Benediction 
or Prayer. 

2. Enrollment of Delegates. 

3. Appointing Committees on Hours of Meeting and 
Adjournment. On Finance. On Temperance. On Resolu- 
tions, On New Circles. 

4. Annual address by President. 



5 
6 
7 
8 
9 

10 
11 



Report of various Committees. 

Report of Treasurer and Auditor. 

Report of County and District Presidents. 

Report of Executive Board. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

Echoes from Delegates. 

Discussions. 



STATISTIC AL TA 




Baptist. Halifax. 

Baptist 

ughan Chapel 

Mark 

w Hops 

erry's Chapel 

lery'g Chape! 

e Chapel 

ady Grove 

dOak 



Halifax ID N Martin. Rosemary C C Johnson. Halifax 

Wilson |N H Arrington Enfield ,BS Jordan, Elm City 

Wuson G H Hinton, Tarboro _. [Reddick Webb, Elm City. .. 

Edgecombe R M Gordon, Battleboro .. R M Godwin, Battleboro ... 

Edgecombe W B Bugges, Aurelian Springs |Westiey Revis, Battleboro 



Wilson |G H Hinton, Tarboro 

Halifax |W M Wiggins, Spring Hill 

Nash :G H Hinton Tarboro 

Halifax. [W T Edmonds, Halifax .. 

Nash.. E S Lucas, ElmCity 



lion drove. ; Wayne IE H Hooke Lucama 

estnut Grove 

; Baptist. Crowell. 

. John. Nash_ 

pw Hope 



>ernezer | Na sh 

Lhlee 



Halifax jD L Tillery, Tillery 

-Halifax... N V Nicholson. Enfield ... 

-Nash jj H Martin, Rocky Mount 

-Nash : Amos Bell, Enfieid 



iE Lucas, Rocky Mount. 



Blumer Anderson, R No. 1, Elm City . 

Paul R Jones. Tillery 

Mary E Wright. Sharpsburg. .:.-- 

Rebecca Davis, Tillery 

M C Ricks, Spring Hope 

Daniel Richardson 

Charley Tillery, Tillery 

J J Johnson, Enfield 

W L Lyon, Rocky Mount 

Robert Ricks, R. 5 B. 34, Whitakers... 

Nellie Smith, Rocky Mount 

D A Marrow, Tillery. __ 

Austin Pittman. Whitakers 

D D Cooper, R 4, B 71, Rocky Mount.. 
J H A Ivey, Rosemary 



Halifax j Richard Cooper, Windsor 

pjngStar I.Edgecombe ....|W H Walker. Warsaw 

ark sChape. I Edgecombe.... (W G Edmonds. North Emporia, Va. 

«noke Rapids (Halifax P A Ivey, Halifax, 

mh. Najh- -—Nash ..IS Riddick, Parmele ....(Louis Harrison.. . 

lankey ohapel (Halifax. P Ajlvey. Halifax ... E Howell. Rosemary 

* D fl ™~--,- 1 Edgecombe.... -J R Cole. D.'D..«Enfield J J Hart. Whitakers 

Faul, Nash... iNaah I Ed Taylor. Woods iTL Harrison, Rocky Mount. 

tfaptist Battleboro 1 Edgecombe.... J W Wood. Weldon ISpencr Odom. Battleboro 

[ALE Weeks, Wilson W H Scott, Enfield 

J A Whitaker, Enfield ...iWalter Parham. Weldon 

I A Boon, Suffolk, Va .— (J A Arrington, Halifax 

C Pierce. Halifax ;R B Pierce, Halifax 

J R Stansbury, Halifax. E V Byrd. Rocky Mount 

D N Martin, Rosemary ( H H Arrington, Scotland Neck 

I William Edmonds, Weldon , Martha Sharans . 

[J A Whitaker Enfield R C Williams. Halifax 

. _!E A Taylor Scotland, Neck S Jeffery. Jackson 

Paul. Halifax Halifax jj W Wood, Weldon J M Baker, Enfield— 

k?£i 0! ! e vSa!em — i Northampton _ J W Blaeknall. Garysburg -W T Garriss, Garysburg.. 

♦£' u m 1 Edgecombe.... i R C Clark. Scotland Neck- P R Key. Whitakers 

Bthiehem.. Nash Geo. G Edmonds. Halifax (a B Lucas, Rocky Mount... 

James lEdgeccombe... J H Martin. Rocky Mount M G Marshall 

"w^! :Edgeeomde.__.jR C Clark. Scotland Neck. (Roberta Hines, Tarboro 

on Hrll Northampton . ij T Johnson. Rosemary 'D GCain. Margarettsville ! 

t. /.ion. Naah Nash ..jj S Brown, Rockv Mount Thomas Hawood and Elhvood BSessom 

ashsngton Branch Edgecombe jG H Hinton. Tarboro ;Hattie Williams 

aniel Chapel. Halifax IN H Arrington, Enfield R Z Goneland. Enfield 

. Calvary .. Halifax ij R Cole. Enfield -Jackson Whitaker, Enfield 



t 

easant Hill... (Halifax'. 

••?i!^u S -i |Halifax 

ijith Chapel 'Halifax 

len drove [Halifax 

ttle Hope 'Nash 

iilon, Halifax ^Halifax 

epherd Grove iHalifax 

ihanon Halifax.... 

Northampton 



acedonia ..: Wilson. 

Stephen „ _ .(Edpecombe 

lar Creek Halifax 

Baptist. Fremont Wayne 

on Hill, Halifax Halifax ""'. 

rooks Chape! I Wilson 

ithlehem. --iNothamp'ton 



|C H Ryan. Lucama !r A Worlds Black Creek ... 

;ii H Hart, Whitakers (w M Newkirk. Tarboro 

;RC Clark. Enfield .fas Battle. R No 1. Box 12 

iJHCrow, Dunn (d R Davis, Fremont 

W H Shaw. Littleton G S Alston, Littleton 

R B Walston. Tarboro ,Venia Brooks. R No 6, Box 111 

IH Clement, Boykins ,W C Coats, Seaboard c. 



Jas M Pierce. W J Johnson. . 

B S Jordan.. 

GHHinton 

R M Godwin, Battleboro 

iWestley Revis 

J F Moore 

iAnthony Person 

(George Pender 

|W T Edmonds 

, By Letter 

J SSimmons 

(RevD L Tillery 

Charley Pierce, J J Johnson. 

iW A Jones, S J Alston 

!W M Hines 

;J H Jones 

[Jesse E Edmouds 

jW WHill 

! Frank Ceoper 

(T J Smallwood 

iChariie Williams, K L Lewis. 

C M Day 

(DReid 

(S Davis, John Harrison 

[Gary Whitaker. 

Dock Tanner, Rev J H Arring 

Dudly Demery 

(Willie Purnell 

C Pierce 

'Eddie Joyner 

J W Clark.... 

Lucian Sharian 

J A Whitaker 

P L Jeffery, S Jeffery 

A Jones, D E Moore 

A N Rice, Willis Wyehe . 

(Berry Tillery... 

Daniel Pitt 

|M GMarshaii 

(RL Clark.. 

J T Johnson 

F W Worseley 

William Woodard 

[EC Scott, L McDavid 

[Efican Whitaker 

J F Fort 

[H HHart 

jW M Moore 

C HRyan 

Trem Newell 

A Woodard. 



MI1TUTES 



FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



EUSE RIVER 



ssionaru Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Galilee Baptist Church, 

TILLERY. N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 28th, 29th and 30th, 1920. 



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The Next Session will be lieiJ with the first Baptist Church, Baitleboro N. C, Tuesday 
after the fourth Lord's Day in September, 1921. 



1921. 

Habeell's Printing House 

Weldon.N. C. 



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rr. 9 



is^iisrxjTEs 



OF THE 



FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



NEUSE RIVER 

Missionary Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



Galilee Baptist Church, 

TILLERY, N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 28t,h 29th and 30th, 1920. 



The Next Session will be held with the First Baptist Church, Battleboro N. C, Tuesday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day in September, 1921. 



1921. 

Harrell's Printing Housk 

Weldon.N. C. 



OFFICERS. 



Moderator. Rev. J. W. Wood, Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator, Rev. P. A. Ivey, Halifax, " 

Secretary, M. W. Williams, Jr. , Halifax, ' ' 

Corresponding Secretary, Alfred Wood, Tarboro, '' 

Auditor, Rev. S. G. Newsome. Margarettsville. 

Statistician, Rev. A. C. Tillery, Norfolk/ Va. 

Treasurer, M. E. Martin, Thelma, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

M. P. Sweat, Garysburg, 

J. R. Gardener, Macon, 

C. Pierce, Halifax, 

W. H. Jones Battleboro, 

W. P. Pernell Halifax, 

R. C. Clark Scotland Neck, 

A. T. Thomas, Garysburg, 

W. S. Miller, Weldon, 

A. Boone, Suffolk, Va. 

L. N. Neal, Garysburg, N. C. 

J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, 

A. L. E, Weeks, Wilson, " 

A. E.Taylor, Scotland Neck, " 



TRUSTEE BOARD 1921. 

Rev. P. L. Boone, President, Weldon, N. C, 

Bro. Cary Alston, Vice-President, Littleton, 

Rev. S. G. Newsome, Margarettsville, 

" M. P. Sweat, Garysburg, 

Bro. A. Drewry, Weldon, 

" M. W. Williams, Sr Halifax, 

" C. P. Anthony, Weldon, 

" M. E. Martin, Thelma, 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, 

" J. W. Wood, Weldon, 

'• P. A. Ivey, _„. Weldon, 






List o? Ordained Ministers who Paid their Fee for 1920, 



1 G W Edmonds, Weldon .__. ____ ___.$ 1 00 

2 McKinley Nicholson, Enfield ._- ___. 100 

3 I SRiddick, Parmelee... .... .... ..... 100 

4 Wra Wiggins, Spring HilL__ 1 00 

5 Osborne Williams, Enfield 100 

6 LS Hillard, Rocky Mount. ._ -.. 100 

7 J RStanbury, Halifax.. ____ _ _. .... 100 

8 C M Clayton, Gasburg, Va._ .__•_ — . 100 

J R Gardner, Littleton.. ... 100 

W G Edmonds, N Emporia, Va .... .... 1 00 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount. .... .... 100 

J W Lucas, Rocky Mount. ... 100 

J W Batchelor, Tarboro .... .... ___. 1 00 

Wesely Porch, Garysburg. __ 1 00 

J W Blacknall, Garysburg .... .... .... 100 

P M Moses, Jackson .... 100 

Amos Bell, Enfield ..__ ___. .... 100 

W R Shaw, Halifax .... .... .... 100 

Mark L Johnson, Halifax 100 

Chas Pierce, Halifax 100 

H H Hill, Scotland Neck .... .... .... 1 00 

B Alston, Jackson 1 00 

C H Baker, Tillery .... ..... .... .... 100 

J T Johnson, Rosemary 100 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mount .... .... 100 

G W Beale, Jackson .___ .... 100 

J A Whitaker, Enfield.. .... .... .... 100 

Jacob Taylor, Whitakers 100 

Chas Rhyne, Fremont 100 

C C Webb, Scotland Neck ... .... .... 1 00 

V B Nicholson, Whitakers .... .... 100 

1 S Arrington, Enfield .... 100 

D L Tillery, Enfield .... .... .... .... 100 

34 G H Hinton, Tarboro .... 100 

35 W T Edmonds, Weldon .... .... .... 100 

36 JEHuff, Henrico... .... .... .... 100 

37 J D Whitfield Margarettsville... .... .... 100 

38 L M McNair, Jackson 1__. .... 100 

39 M P Sweat, Garysburg ... 1 00 

40 P A Ivey, Halifax.. .... .... .... 100 

41 N L Smith. Spring Hill .... .... .... 100 

42 W M Turner, Tillery .... 100 

43 ■ B A Staton. Scotland Neck .... 100 

44 R W Pate. Fremont .... .... .... 1 00 



45 Parham Brewer, Henrico .__. $2 00 

46 E S Lucas, Elm City .... .___ ... _ 1 00 

47 H H Hart, Tarboro __.. .___ ___. .... 100 

48 A Boone, Suffolk, Va. .___ ... _ __. . 100 

49 A T Thomas, Garysburg 100 

50 R B Walston, Tarboro .__. 100 

51 Jas T Johnson, Halifax 1 00 

52 T H Body, Rocky Mount. __. .... 100 

53 B G Biggs, Whitakers— ... . .... _.._. 100 

54 R M Godwin, Roseboro 100 

55 W H Jones, Battleboro.. ____ .... .___ 100 

56 Richard Cooper, Windsor _.__ 100 

57 Daniel Cain, Branch ville, Va 100 

58 J W Wood, Weldon .... ___. — _ 100 

59 W M Rosset, Whitakers .___ ___. ___. 100 

60 E R Noel, Battleboro — ___. — 1 00 



Licentiate Ministers who Paid their Annual Fee tor 1920. 

1 Eddie Joyner, Rocky Mount .50 

2 Henry Johnson, Rocky Mount .50 

3 A Fanner, Tillery .___ ____ — _ .__. .50 

4 H Grant, Kingsboro .50 

5 J E Barnett, Whitakers— .50 

6 B L Brantly, Scotland Neck— — _— .50 

7 D T Barham, Pleasant Hill __.. .50 

8 C Pender, Enfield ___. __„ — .... • .50 

9 Dred Whimberly, Tarboro .50 

10 Wm Lynche, Whitakers .50 

11 Wm Hamilton, Goldsboro .50 

12 Rufus Battle, Enfield ____ — — .50 

13 Percy Ferrell, Fremont .50 

14 A Whitaker, Enfield — . .__. — .50 

15 J H Hill, Tillery .... — - — _ — .50 

16 Richard Boody, Whitakers .50 

17 O D Archer, Tillery .... __._ — . _— .50 

18 Roy Hinton, Tarboro ___. .50 

19 L T Merritt, Halifax .__.. .___ — — .50 

20 W E Chase, Thelma ._._ — — .50 

21 W H Walker. Whitakers ___. ... ._.. .50 

22 W B Brawley, Whitakers .50 

23 C L Ivey. Halifax .... .... .... — _ .50 

24 E Mutt. Halifax .... — — .50 

25 Frank Hines, Tillery .___ .... .50 

26 WillieLove, Tillery... .... 50 

27 Samuel Johnson, Spring Hill 50 



28 Ruffin Newsome, Weldon .50 

29 J J Edmonds, Tillery __.. ___,. _..._ -s. .50 

30 James Howell, Rocky Mount .50 

31 Albert Jones, Rocky Mount .50 

32 Leon Pitman, Enfield ____ _._. _... .50 

33 Ned Watson, Tarboro .___ .... .__. .__. .50 

34 Thomas Bellamy, Whitakers .50 

35 James A Howell, Whitakers ..:_ .50 

36 A E Pierce, Whitakers „:_• .... ___. .50 

37 W H Willie, Weldon . .__. _._. ._.__: :__. .50 

38 J H Arrington, Enfield .___ __._ .___ .50 



List of Churches and Amount Paid for Educational Purposes. 

1919 1920 

First Baptist, Halifax ____ $ 25 00 

First Baptist, Elm City 5 00 

St John's, Nash .... .... 13 00 

New Hope, Nash___ 

Morning Star, Edgecombe 25 00 

Roanoke Rapids... .__. .___ $ 50 00 50 00 

Quanky Chapel, Halifax 

St Paul, Halifax. __. ____ 20 00 

First Baptist, Battleboro .__. .... 30 00 

Shiloh, Nash .__. __._. .... 15 00 

Pleasant Hill, Halifax __ 

St Peter's, Weldon ____ .... 1000 1000 

Smith's Chapel, Halifax ___. ____ 15 00 

Allen's Grove, Halifax 15 00 

Little Hope, Nash ... 

Shepherd Grove, Weldon 

Lebannon, Halifax 

Mt Hope, Jackson, Northampton ... 10 00 

St Paul, Nash _._ 

Bethlehem, Northampton ___ 

Old Folk's Union 

Bethlehem, Nash-__ 

Bethlehem, Edgecombe 

Little Zion, Halifax 

Carter's Chapel, Halif ix 

Sandy Fork No. 1 Foreign Mission. __ 

Salem Chapel, Edgecombe 

White Oak, Ringwood 

White Hill, Halifax ___. 

First Baptist, Weldon .... ____ 100 00 



10 00 
10 00 


9 00 

5 00 

100 00 

8 00 



6 

First Baptist, Goldsboro 

Mt Herman, Edgecombe 

Princeton's Chapel, Johnson County.- 

Twilight, Halifax 

Mt Olive, Edgecombe 

Tar River Union 

Neuse River Union. __ 

Parker's Chapel Northampton 

Simmon's Grove, Halifax. ... ..__ 

First Baptist, Enfield 

First Baptist, Gaston 

Smith's Chapel, Enfield... 

St Chapel, Halifax 

Friendship, Edgecombe.. 

Leggett's Chapel __. 

Hickory View Baptist Church 

St James, Edgecombe 

Salem Chapel, Edgecombe 

Zion Hill, Northampton 

MtZion, Nash... 

Washington Branch.. 

Daniel Chapel, Halifax. __ 

Mt Calvary, Halifax 

Macedonia, Wilson 

St Stephen, Edgecombe ... 

Cedar Creek, Halifax 

First Baptist, Fremont 

Zion Hill. Halifax 

Brooks Chapel 

Pleasant Hill, Scotland Neck 

Sandy Fork No. 2, Wilson 

Morning Star 

St Luke, Edgecombe (by letter) 2 00 

Harts Chapel 

West Weldon ... .... .... 

New Bethel, Halifax 

Oak Gro/e, Northampton 

Cool Spring, Northampton 

Hart's Chapel 

Vaughan's Chapel 

Cherry's Chapel, Wilson 

Olive Chapel, Nash 

New Hope, Edgecombe 

Ebenezer, Rocky Mount.. _ 

Galilee, Tillery .__ 

Mark's Chapel. __ 



10 00 
25 00 
10 00 
10 00 


3 00 

2 00 

46 00 


47 44 
1 00 


20 00 
31 00 


100 00 


5 00 



10 00 


30 00 


3 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


5 00 


8 00 


2 00 


5 00 



First Baptist Church, Battleboro .__. 20 00 

Crowell's Cross Road .__. .___ 3 00 

Pleasant Hill, Heathsville.__. ___. 10 00 

Shepherd Grove .___ .___ 10 00 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck ____ ___. 20 00 

Eastern Star, Tarboro 10 50 

Simmon's Grove 3 00 

MtZion, Northampton. __ ___. .... ____ 30 00 

Roanoke Chapel 5 00 

Mason's Grove___ 2 00 

Gasalonia, Va _... 1 00 

Jerusalem, Edgecombe___ 32 00 

Little Zion. Halifax. _ .___ ___. 12 60 

Jordan Hill, Warren 5 00 

Red Oak, Nash .___ ____ 3 00 

White Oak, Ringwood „,_ 10 Oo 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY-Morning Session. 

Tillery, N. C, Sept., 28th, 1920. 

(1) At 9:30 Devotions were conducted by Revs. J. D. 
Whitfield, T. 0. Bryant and L. N. Neal. Rev. Whitfield 
lined and sang hymn No. 704. Rev Neal read for opening 
the 8th Chapter of Romans. Prayer by Rev. T. 0. Bryant. 
Second hymn No. 262, "Must Jesus bear the cross alone." 

(2) Program of the Association was read. On motion 
that the programs of the present session be adopted. 

Welcome Address by Rev. Richard Cooper, pastor of the 
church, and Rev. A. C. Tillery ex-pastor. Response by A. < 
L. E. Weeks on behalf of the Association. 

(3) The Constitution and Order of Business was read. 

(4) Enrollment of Churches and Messengers. 

(5) Appointment of various Committees: 
Committee on Finance— M. E. Martin, Carey Alston, G. 

W. Hicks. P. B. Bullock, Andrew Jones. 

After which a collection was lifted by Revs. G. W, Garner 
and A. L. E. Weeks amouting to $11.36. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session. 

(1) Devotional Service by T. V. Foster, read 13th Chap- 
ter of Hebrews, prayer by Rev. Preston Dickens, hymn No. 
934 was sung. After a few remarks President J. W. Wood 
announced the session opened and ready for business. The 
minutes of the forenoon session were read and approved. 
At 3:00 p. m. Rev. P. L. Boone ascended the stand, who was 
appointed by the last Association to preach the Annual Ser- 
mon. J. S. Brown read, hymn No. 640 was sung by Rev. 
T. O. Bryant. After which Rev. Boone preached a very 
able sermon. Text John 17th Chapter, 1st verse. Subject. 
"The hour has come." After which a collection for Educa- 
tion was taken amounting to $70.00, 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

(1) At 8:00 p. m. Devotions were conducted by Rev. J. 
T. Johnson, sung hymn No. 800. Vice President Rev. P. A. 
Ivey announced the meeting opened. Rev. A. W. Ivey as- 
cended the stand to preach the Missionary Sermon. He took 
his text from the 10 Chapter of Matthew and the 16th verse. , 



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Subject; "Mission." He preached a soul-stirring sermon. 

(2) Collection taken by Revs. Amos Bell and Walter Per- 

nell amounting to #32.50. Collection was taken in dollars. 

Rev. Thomas Jones 

" C. W. lvey .... 

" P. L. Boone 

" W. N. Hines .... 
" J. W. Clark... 

" James Clark 

',' G. W. Hicks... 

" Henry Drake ... 

" A.Redmond .... 

" N.L.Smith .... 
" R. C. Clark... 

" C.Pierce 

" W. P. Pernell .... 

W. M. Weaver 

J. E. Barnett 

Washington Tillery 

Unknown 

Rev. P. B Bullock ... 

" M. E. Martin 

Isaiah Battle __,_ 

C. W. Williams 
G. W. Beale .... 

J. S. Johnson ;„_ 

Rev. J. S. Brown 

*' A. C. Tillery.. 

" S. G. Newsome ... 

" P. A. Ivey.__. 
" J. E. Huff 
W. V. Taylor 

J. H. Martin 

Amos Bell _. 

Tar River M. & D. U. 

Little Hope for Education. .. 

Rev. T. 0. Bryant .... 

" L. N. Neal ... 
Morning Collection 

Total amount collected __. $71 61 



_.. $5 00 


1 00 


... 5 00 


1 00 


._. 2 00 


1 00 


_.. 1 00 


1 25 


... 3 00 


1 00 


... 1 00 


1 00 


... 1 00 


1 00 


_._ 1 00 


1 00 


... 1 00 


1 00 


... 2 00 


1 00 


.._. 1 00 


1 00 


._.. 1 00 


1 00 


._.. 1 00 


1 00 


.___ 1 00 


1 00 


.... 1 00 


1 00 


.... 1 00 


5 00 


.... 10 00 


$ 1 00 


.... 1 00 


11 36 



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(3) Introduction of visitors: Revs. H. W. Town, L. N. 
Neal, T. 0. Bryant, T. F. Fennel and Sister. A. T. Thomas. 
Revs. T. 0. Bryant and L. N. Neal paid their annual fee for 
1920-21. The above named persons after being introduced 
spoke a few words of encouragement. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Tillery, N. C, Sept. 29th, 1920. 

(1) Praise Service, reading by W. J. Johnson, hymn No. 
385 was sung. Rev. J. T. Johnson read 2nd Chapter of Phil- 
lipians and prayer was offered by Rev. R. T. Trient of 
Richmond. Va. 

(2) President Wood after a few remarks announced the 
meeting open and ready for business. The minutes of the 
previous session were read and after a few corrections 
adopted. The enrollment of delegates came next. Rev. P. 
A Ivey occupied the chair while the Association listened 
with much interest to the President's Annual Address. 
President Wood's address was very forcibly presented on our 
Institute. And he made several recommendations along the 
line of finance. One of importance he emphasized the fact 
that all organizations in the bounds of the Association, in- 
cluding the Union Meetings, Women's Auxiliary. Sunday 
School Unions raising money for this object must be put in 
the Treasury of the Trustee Board. After the address the 
song "Rest from labor"' was beautifully led by Brother L. 
S. Carrington, which was full of inspiration. Rev. A. L. E. 
Weeks after singing "I'll be satisfied," motioned that a com- 
mittee of five be appointed on the President's Address which 
was as follows: Rev. A. L. E. Weeks, J. S. Brown, I. S. 
Riddick. J. H. Martin, Mrs. L, V. Mebane and J. A. Alston. 

(3) At this point Rev. G. W. Penny was introduced as 
Principal of the Neuse River Institute, who in a short time 
delivered a forceful address on the importance of doing our 
full duty to make our school what it should be. At this 
point the ordained ministers paid their fees. 

SECOND DAY.— Afternoon Session, 

(1) After a very enjoyable praise service conducted by 
Rev. Jas. Johnson and prayer by Rev. E. D. Taylor the Pres- 
ident annnounced the Association open and ready, for busi- 
ness. Some Committees were called, and the minutes of the 
morning session were read, received and adopted, 



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The report of the Trustee Board came next. The report 
was received after some questions were asked and the report 
was adopted. The Committee on Officers was appointed. 
(See Committee.) 

Next in order was the Educational rally. (See list of 
Churches that responded.) 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

The evening was given over to the Women's Auxiliary. 
After a song service conducted by Sister Olivia Anthony and 
others, President, Mrs. J.W.Wood, delivered a strong address, 
which was heartily endorsed by a rising vote of thanks from 
the Association, which motion was offered by Rev. J. S. 
Brown. Prof. C. P. Anthony was asked by the Sisters to 
lift a collection which he did to the amount of .{52.50. 

The Corresponding Secretary of the Woman's Auxiliary 
reported and turned over to the Association $541.15. A vote 
of thanks was extended the Sisters for the amount. Sister 
Alston made a very urgent appeal which was well taken. A 
collection was taken for Sister Rosa McDonald, a blind lady, 
to the amount of $15.80. 

Rev. J. S. Brown of Rocky Mount, N. C, with Rev. D. N. 
Martin, preached the Doctrinal Sermon. Rev. Brown read 
the first six verses of the Sixth Chapter of Daniel, after 
which he led in singing ' "God plants his footsteps on the 
sea," etc. Rev. Martin spoke on the subject "Christianity 
will conquer." This wis proven by using Daniel on the oc- 
casion of praying to him three times a day, and Moses cross- 
ing the Red Sea and many other Bible characters as illustra- 
tions, He urged the brethren to take their cares to the Lord 
in prayer. All who heard him were made to say, Didn't our 
hearts burn while he talked with us. ' ' After a song Rev. 
T. V. Foster led in a fervent prayer for the success of As- 
sociational work and God's causes, After a spiritual feast 
the Committee on Officers reported. A motion to adopt went 
before the house, and a substitute was offered for the whole 
that the officers be elected by the Association in the body 
assembled, which substitute was carried. A motion to elect 
immediately was carried. A motion to elect Rev. J. W.Wood 
President was withdrawn. A motion to elect Rev. J. W. 
Wood and J S. Brown President by nomination was carried. 
Rev. Brown declined in favor of Rev. Wood who was elected. 
Rev. P. A. Ivey Vice-President, M. W. Williams, Jr., Secre- 
tary, and Alfred Wood Corresponding Secretary. A mo- 
tion that the election of officers would be continued next 



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a. m. At this point a vote of thanks was extended to the 
women for what they turned over to the Association. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Tillery, N. C, Sept., 30th. 1920. 

Met at 9:00 a. m. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. 
Wesley Porch and J. R. Gardner, after which the President 
announced the meeting opened. Rev. Brown occupied the 
chair and the following officers were elected: Revs S. G. 
Newsome Auditor, A. C. Tillery Statistician. 



THE MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Drs. J. S. Brown, M. P. Sweat, W. H. Jones, A. T. 
Thomas, A. L. E. Weeks, J. W. Blacknall, R. C. Clark, J. 
R. Gardner, A. Boone, Chas. Pierce, Walter Pernell, W. S. 
Miller, L. N. Neal, A. E. Taylor. 

A motion to make the Board 15 members was carried. 

A motion was made to receive and adopt the minutes of 
the session just read was carried out. 

The Recording Secretary made his report. (See report. ) 

Bro. C. P. Anthony spoke o- having our work done in a 
colored press, A motion that a colored press be given the 
first opportunity. 

Report of Treasurer received and adopted. (See report.) 

Rev. I. S. Riddick representing the Middle Ground Asso- 
ciation made some very pertinent remarks to the Association, 
and asked the brethren to be as lenient as possible with 
those who had other work in other Associations. He fur- 
ther urged a closer union. Rev. J. W. Blacknall representing 
the Bethany Association also brought greetings. So did Rev. 
H. H. Alston of Reedy Creek. A number of the brethren 
spoke of the pastors giving their hearty support to the As- 
sociation. 

Rev. W. H. Thomas, a returned Missionary from Africa, 
made a splendid address, giving us a mental picture of 
the Africans and our responsibility to them. Rev. A. T. 
Thomas also reported as a messenger who was sent to the 
Bethanv Association. The following brethren contributed: 
Rev LN Neal .... ___. ____ .__. .._.$ 1 00 

WC Coats ..__ .... .... ____ .___ 100 

RB Biggs ___, .___ .... .__. .... 100 

AT Thomas.... ___. __.. ._.. .... 100 

RM Goodwin .___ _.._ .... _.__ .._. 100 

Wesley Porch. __ _.__ .... 1 00 



IS 

JAWhitaker ____ .... ____ .... .... 100 

Mrs Alston___ .... .... .... .... 100 

NLSmith .... .... .... .... .... 100 

CHLyon .... .... .... ..... .... 50 

WHHill— .... .... __._ ____ .... 100 

J E Barnett .... .... ____ 50 

D I Barham .... .___ 100 

Jas Gregory 50 

GW Hicks .... .... .... .... ___. 100 

Chas Pierce 100 

RPIvey... ..... .... .... .... .... 50 

Mrs C A Thomas 100 

AFenner .... .... .... .... 100 

CP Anthony.. _ .... .... .... .... 2 00 

TSInborden .... .... .... .... .... 100 

JJSmallwood .... .... .... .... 100 

Robert Clark .... .... .... .... .... 100 

WWHines.... .... .... .... .... 100 

DLTillery ..... ..... .... .... .... 100 

Jno Savage 50 

ABHart... .... .... ____ .... ._:. 50 

M E Martin .__ .... .... .... 100 

JWBlacknall .... .... ..... .... .... 100 

I S Riddick .... .... ___■- .... .... 100 

MP Sweat ..... .... .... ___. ____ 100 

ABoone .... .... .... ___. 1 00 

J W Wood .... .... .... .... .... 100 

JT Johnson... .... .... ... .... 100 

J J Edwards .... .... .... 100 

J H Browning.. ... 150 

J H House .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Joe Crowley ... 1 00 

Mrs Ella Demery... 100 

Mrs Alice Axum .... 150 

Ned Winston 50 

M W Williams, Sr ... .... .... .... 50 

The collection for Foreign Missions amounted to $50.00 
Committee on Appropriation made the following report: 

President .... ' .... .... ....$10 00 

Vice-President 5 00 

Secretary .... .... .... .... .... 25 00 

MW Williams .... .... .... ____ 6 00 

W E Garriss .... .... 5 00 

Treasurer 10 00 

Rev. S. G. Newsome, Rev. J. W. Wood and C. P. An- 
thony were elected as Printing Committee. 



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Resolution of Thanks was extended to the pastor and 
members of the "Church for their kind hospitality. On mo- 
tion the Association adjourned to m2et with the First Bap- 
tist Church, Battleboro, N. C, Tuesday after the Fourth 
Lord's Day in September, 1921. 



AN APPEAL. 

To the Pastors and Churches of the Neuse River Associa- 
tion: It is important that I call your attention to the 25 and 
50 per capita to each male and female member of our 
Churches. Will you please begin now to collect that money 
so as to have it to bring to the Association. We must raise 
at least $5000 this year in order to complete the Dormitory 
and build a Chapel. Now will you do your best. Let us 
raise $5000. 

Your brother in Christ, 

J. W. Wood. Moderator. 






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REPORTS. 



COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your Committee on Tempeiance make the following 
report: 

Whereas in the crisis of this present movement to Christi- 
anize j the world, and to bring men to acknowledge the 
Risen Christ, and Whereas the Neuse River Association has 
been an uncompromising force against the use of intoxicating 
liquors as a beverage, we therefore urge our preachers and 
laymen to continue their fight against this evil, and all other 
intemperate habits until we develope a Strong Christian 
Character every where, and we believe our leaders should 
be our examples in every thing, we therefore recommend 
that they should be totally abstainers themselves. 
Respectfully, 

C. Pierce, J. W. Clark, 

J. J. Johnson, D. E. Moore, 
Richard Cooper, W. B. Pernell, 
Joe Ruffin, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES. 

We your Committee on newly constituted Churches beg 
leave to report the following: 

We have examined the three named churches and found 
them eligible for membership with the Association, all of 
which we humbly submit for your consideration. 

Hickory View, Edgecombe County, N. C. 

Mt. Herman, Rocky Mount " 

Union Branch, Rocky Mount, " 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. Drake, W. H. Hart, 

C. Pierce, H. H. Hall, 

I. S. Riddick, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to make 
the following report: 

That all Superintendents, Teachers and Officers be con- 
sistent members of the Church, and have a good report 
without and within. We further recommend that all Pas- 
tors supervise their Sunday Schools as much as lie in their 



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power, and report the condition to the Association each 
sitting. We further recommend that all schools of this 
Association use wholesome literature. 
Respectfully Submitted, 

T. Thomas, Thomas Jones, 

D. T. Barham, G. H. Hinton, 
J. D. Whitfield, N. L. Smith, 

Elias Dancy, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCE. 

We your Committee on Grievance beg leave to submit to 
you the following report: 

We met at the order of the Association in session, and 
heard the following complaint against Rev. M. P. Sweat 
by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. We made a thorough investiga- 
tion of the charges of the said J. W. Blacknall. We then 
called in said M. P. Sweat, and after a satisfactory investi- 
gation, each manifested the spirit of Christ. Pardon was 
asked and granted. We therefore recommend that each of 
the said brethreu be held in the highest esteem by the As- 
sociation. Respectfully, 

D. N. Martin. A. D. Ivey, 

A C. Tillery, Alex. Brantley, 

R. C. Clark, J. S. Brown, 

Ephen Mutt, P. L. Boone, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION. 

We your Committee on Ordination carefully examined the 
four applicants, Brother I. D. Scott, Newsome Bishop, J. 
Fenner and W. R. Auburn and found them unprepared. 

We therefore recommend that they use for special 
study, the course of study laid down by the Theological De- 
partment of Shaw University. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. S. Brown. P. L. Boone. 

I. S. Riddick, H. H. Hall, 

A. L. E. Weeks, E. A. Taylor, 
J. W. Blacknall, J. H. Martin, 
C. Pierce, J. R. Gardener. 

• Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE. 

We your Committee on Place beg leave to make the fol- 
ing report; 
Whereas no Church except Shiloh, Scotland Neck and 



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Battleboro has asked for the Association, we your Committee 
beg to recommend the next sitting with the First Baptist 
Church. Battleboro, N. C. 

Respectfully, 

Isaac Battle, Frank Moore, Wesley Reves, 

J. B. Peebles, Charlie Williams L. S. Hilliard, 

C. H. Faison, 0. D. Archer, H. Johnson, 

Wm. Weaver. David Saunders, Garfield Perkins, 

James Freeman, Jake Benjamin, W. S. Savage, 

Joseph Gregory, Paul Jones, John Maoh, 

Major Hinton, G. W. Beale, T. W. Gardener, 

T. J. Smallwood, T. H. Blacknall, A. Redman, 

Aaron Anderton, P. L. Mosely, J. H. House, 

Wm. Bynum, W. C. Coats, Cary Whitaker. 

C. H. Lyon, W. H. Crosson, A. W. Wood, 

D. D. Cooper, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We your Committee on Education beg leave to report as 
follows: Knowing the great necessity of Christian Educa- 
tion and Christian Training in the Schools and Institutions 
of this country, and knowing that the spiritual and material 
lives of our boys and girls must reach their highest attain- 
ment through this great source, we therefore recommend 
the Schools and Institutions of this Association, adopt and 
do all in their power to establish this course. We further 
very urgently persist that the Ministers of this Association 
collect from their Churches, and bring to this Association at 
its next sitting the 50 cents and 25 cents per capita from all 
its members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. S. Brown, Cary Alston, L. N. Neal, 

R. P. Ivey, A. L. E. Weeks, J. R. Gardener, 

J. W. Blacknall, G. W. Penny, A. E. Taylor, 
P. A. Ivey, C. P. Anthony, I. S. Riddick, 

M. E. Martin, J. A. Martin, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND FINANCE. 

We your Finance Committee beg leave to make the follow- 
ing report: 

Representation fees $ 246 86 

Collections for Education 971 00 

Licentiate Ordaining Collections 230 00 

Mission Collection 65 00 



Total Collections carried forward . 



.-$1512 86 



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Total Collections brought forward $1512 86 

Warren County Sisters 7 00 

Licentiate 50 

Sisters 400 00 

Sisters' Reserve Fund 190 00 

Representation Fees 7 00 



Total $2117 36 

Respectfully, 

M. E. Martin, G. W. Hicks, 

Gary Alston. P. B Bullock, 

Andrew Jones, Committee. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEE BOARD RECEIPTS. 

To the President and Members of the Neuse River Baptist 
Association, Greetings: 
We your Board of Trustees of Neuse River Institute desire 
leave to report the following: 

1919 

Oct. 13. Rec'd of M. E. Martin (J. W. W.) $ 100 00 

" 21. " " M. E. Martin (W. W.) 127 03 

Nov. 15. " " M. E. Martin (C. P. A.) 1000 00 

20. " " J. E. Batchelor (C. P. A.) 40 00 

3. " " M. E. Martin (C. P. A.) 856 10 

•* 12. " " Bro. Ivey (C. P. A.) 2 50 

May 13. " ' G. W. Penny 

18, " ' : Board and Tuition 772 64 

" 18. " " Geo. Edmonds Union Funds. __. 45 50 



Total receipts $2943 77 

Balance brought forward 45 65 



1919. 




Oct. 

Nov. 


13. 
17. 
15. 
17. 


1920. 




Jan. 


19. 



Total $ 2989 42 

EXPENSES. 

Bought of Weldon Fur. Co. $ 127 30 

Weldon Printing Co 8 50 

J. L. Shepherd, Note 1031 50 

Weldon Furniture Co 17 55 

G. W. Mitchell, Grocery 4 96 

20. J. E. Batchelor, Repairing Old Building 26 00 



Total carried forward-.,, .,....„ „..,,.__._ $1215 81 



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Total brought forward $1215 81 

Jan. 20. Pierce- Whitehead Hardware Co. Material 6 00 

24. Pierce- Whitehead Hardware Co. 2 60 

20. Pierce- Whitehead Hardware Co 2 20 

21. M. S. Mountcastle, Bed 10 00 

1919. 

Oct. 21. Pierce-Whitehead Hardware Co. „.._ 19 05 

1920. 

Jan. 21. Weldon Grocery Co 12 00 

1919. 

Nov. 17. G. W. Mitchell Grocery 7 90 

9. Alex. Cheatham, Work on Pump 10 00 

Oct. 13. L. J. Moore & Co. Grocery 16 15 

20. G.W.Mitchell 3 20 

21. E. Clark, Pump Fix 9 75 

30. Pierce-Whitehead Hardware Co 16 75 

20. L. J. Moore & Co., Grocery. 4 31 

13. Pierce-Whitehead Hardware Co 19 85 

21. Expenses of Board 24 35 

21. Mrs. Amy Bynum (Board) 2 75 

21. M. E. Martin, Money Borrowed 23 67 

Nov. 3. Revs. Ivey and Shaw's donation 10 00 

3. Expenses Board 23 95 

7. M. P. Sweat on house ... 63 25 

7. J. W. Wood, Delegate to State Con 35 00 

13. G. W. Penny, as Principal 65 00 

7. G. W. Mitchell, Grocery 7 88 

7. For Oil Cloth by C. P. A. 4 00 

7. Wm. Shines for Hauling. 2 00 

15. L. J. Moore & Co. , Gro 26 25 

22. Pierce-Whitehead Hardware Co 75 00 

Dec. 11. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 35 56 

13. G. W. Penny, Principal 65 00 

1920. 

Jan. 1. L. J. Moore & Co., Gro. 28 63- 

3. G. W. Mitchell.Gro 33 28 

" 3. Weldon Furniture Co 17 50 

3, Willey-Moore Hardware Co 9 22 

" 10. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 39 05 

1. Paragon Gro. Co. 2 70 

Feb. 2. Pierce-Whitehead Hardware Co 25 00 

3. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 58 25 

Total amount carried forward $2033 89 



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Total amount brought forward $2033 89 

Feb. 6. Weldon Furniture Co 53 60 

6. Willev-Moore Hardware Co 20 20 

6. L. J. Moore & Co 1110 

Jan. 23. J. H. Shearin 4 05 

Feb. 14. G. W. Mitchell 59 97 

" 14. G. W. Penny, Principal 65 00 

Mar. 5. G. W. Mitchell. Gro 56 26 

Jan. 13. G. W. Penny, Principal 65 00 

Mar. 15. Anthony Long. Cuttiug Wood . 8 75 

5. Anthony Long. Cutting Wood 12 45 

" 13. G. W. Penny. Principal 65 00 

" 15. Anthonv Long. Cutting Wood 9 45 

" 15. G. W. Mitchell. Gro 52 74 

27. D. Shearin, Shoeing Horse 1 75 

" 27. L. J. Moore & Co. Gro 18 25 

" 30. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 68 56 

Apr. 9. G. W. Pennv, Principal 65 00 

" 15. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 75 84 

May 3. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 73 03 

5. L. J. Moore & Co. Gro 17 91 

5. J. W. Wood, Bill 2 55 

" 13. Expenses Board 26 00 

" 18. D. Shearin, Bill 1 15 

" 13. G. W. Penny. Principal 65 00 

" 13. Dr. F. S.- Hargraye. Speaker 15 00 

" 13. MissM. L. Wood, Music 5 00 

" 13. G. W. Pennv. for Bills 5 00 

" 13. For Car Hire 4 00 

" 21. G. W. Mitchell, Gro 57 31 

June 21. G. W. Mitchell. Gro and Hay 30 50 

•' 21. Mack Brinklev. Plowing 6 00 

Julv 3. S. Trueblood, for Soda 9 00 

3. C. P. Anthony, Horse Blanket 13 00 

7. K. C. Clark, for Shoeing Horse 1 00 

June 1. Wm. Garner for Buggy 30 00 

SundriesBi'll 1 84 35 

Total expenses ?3192 66 

Total receipts brought forward 2989 42 

Balance due $ 203 24 



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REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL AND EDUCATIONAL BOARDS. 

The Board met in the First Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C. . 
Nov. 3rd, 1920 at 12 m. Moderator J. W. Wood, called the 
Boards to order. Revs. A. C. Tiller.y and J. H. Martin con- 
ducted services. Roll of members ■, were called, the quorum 
was present. 

(1) Appointment of Sermons for next session of the As- 
sociation in 1921 as follows: 

Annual Sermon, Rev. J. S, Brown 

Doctrinal Sermon, Rev. A. L. E. Weeks 

Educational Sermon Rev. E. A. Taylor 

Temperance Sermon . ___ Rev. A. Boone 

(2) Corresponding Delegates to different Associations: 

Rev. Charlie Zollicoffer, Reedy Creek Association 

Rev. M. P. Sweat, Bethany Association, Va 

Rev. J. H. Martin Old Eastern Association 

Rev. Charlie Pierce, Shiloh Association (No. 1.) 

Rev. L. N. Neal, Shiloh Association (No (2.) 

Rev. C. Ivey ... Bulah Association 

Rev. W. P. Pernell, Middle, Ground Association 

Rev. P. L. Boone, Old Roanoke Association 

Rev. A. Boone, Poor Saints Association 

Rev. J. S. Brown, ... Pee Dee Association 

Rev. A. L. E. Weeks, __Bear Creek Association 

Prof. George W. Penny, .... Johnson's Creek Association 

Rev. A. T. Thomas, .__ _ Wake Association 

Rev. J, W. Wood, ___ To the State Convention 

New Church, Saint Stephen Baptist Church, Hopewell, 
Va., Rev A. C. Tillerv pastor, paid $2.00 Church Fee and 
$1.00 for Education. 

Rev. J. W. Wood and A. C. Tillery, Delegates to the 
National Baptist Convention. 

On motion Simon Grove and West Weldon Baptist Churches 
were brought before the Ministerial Board. Rev. C. Zolli- 
coffer represented Simon Grove, and Deacon Smallwood rep- 
resented West Weldon. After hearing both sides it was re- 
quested that the President of the Association would visit 
each of the said Churches with one or two or more brethren, 
and advise the said Simon Grove Church what to do. Rev. 
W. S. Miller, Union Association, and Deacon Smallwood 
paid $5.00 for Educational Funds for Neuse River Institute. 

(3) Rev. R. C. Clark was elected Moderator of the Union 
Meeting of the Neuse River Association, Rev. C. Pierce 
Vice-Moderator. W. S. Miller Recording Secretary, A. W. 
Wood Corresponding Secretary and G. G. Edmonds Treasurer. 



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On motion by Rev. J. S. Brown that we hold a Ministerial 
Institute beginning after Christmas at the Neuse River 
Institute. A committee was appointed as follows: Re"v. J. 
W. Wood, Deacon C. P. Anthony, Revs. J. S. Brown. S. G. 
Newsome, A. B., B. D., J. H. Martin and P. L. Boone. 

On motion that 1200 Minutes be printed. On motion $35.00 
be appropriated for the expenses of the State Convention, 
and (S150.00) one hundred and fifty dollars for printing and 
distributing the Minutes. 

Rev. W. S. Miller paid $ 1 00 

J. H. Arrington, Licentiate Minister 50 

" Lawrence Powell, •' 50 

Total amount collected for the day, 10 00 

Rev. P. L. Boone was installed President of the Neuse 
River Institute and Board. 

J. W. Wood, President. 
S. G. Newsome, Secretary. 



THE PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Dear Brother Pastors, Messengers and friends of the Neuse 
River Missionary Baptist Association in its 54th Annual Ses- 
sion assembled. In the great journal of things happening 
under the sun we find one account rising under date of the 
20th Century of the Christian era, an age with which the elo- 
quence of Cicero or Demosthenes, the sensational sweet 
Virgil, or the melody of David's Harp has no comparison. 
I had rather live now than to have lived in any previous 
age of this world, for this is indeed an age of thought, of 
activity and the solving of problems. Every problem in the 
life of a nation must be unraveled and solved by that na- 
tion itself. The same is true of the individual and of the 
race. The negro must work out his own destiny by know- 
ing and practicing the religion of Jesus Christ by Christian 
education and high moral character, and they can not know 
except they be taught, and they can not be taught properly 
except those who attempt to teach know it themselves. 

He must develop a high moral character, for without it no 
race or individual can ever have high ideals, or live the 
higher life without a Christian education. A mere secular 
education is dangerous. It may be of much good to the in- 
dividual, but not much good to the world. It makes one 
self-interested: puts himiout of sympathy with the unfortu- 
nate, makes him ashamed of his mother church and some- 
times of his mother, and of the old Church or the old school 



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house where he received his first impression. Christian 
education is the hope of the Church and of the world, it en- 
ables one to see God in any thing, sympathizes with con- 
ditions, and is willing to spend and be spent to improve 
conditions. The Church and Schools are doing more to lay 
the Rock Bottom Foundation for real Christian manhood and 
womanhood than all the public schools combined. The Bible 
should be the Text Book in the schools, a Holy reverence 
for God, and divine things should underline all book learning. 
First seek ye the Kingdom of God and His righteousness 
and all other things shall be added. The Neuse River Insti- 
tute was established 40 years ago for the training of the 
youths of our Church should reeeive our hearty support, for 
it is in such schools that our boys and girls are taught the 
doctrines of our Church and the higher ideals of life where 
ample time can be given to Bible study, where pictures of 
our great men and women can be placed on the walls so as 
to inspire them to lofty heights. We are especially grateful 
to our Sisters who in a substantial way are helping to 
foster our school work. Words are inadequate to express 
our appreciation of their service, but there is a sad indiffer- 
ence on the part of many of our pastors holding churches in 
this body who show no interest in the work, and it is unfair 
to live out of the churches of this Association and not do 
their utmost to foster its objects. We should respect the 
labors of those old pioneers who laid the foundation on 
which we are to build. Other men labored and you are 
entered into their labors. I send you to reap that where- 
upon you bestowed no labor. 

Behold I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look on the 
fields for they are white, all ready to harvest. 

I recommend 1st. That no organization composed of mem- 
bers of our churches be allowed to exist that does not pledge 
its support to the Neuse River Institute. And 2nd. That 
all churches of this body request their pastors to attend the 
Association and do their duty in fostering its objects. 

Now Brethren, this is a day of reconstruction, a day of 
big things, a day that calls for unity of action, a day when 
Christian men and women should forget their personal in- 
terests and try to make it possible for oncoming generations. 
Our school was a success last term, and we are very much 
encouraged at the prospects of another session. Although 
we have had a hard struggle, but with the assistance of 
Brother C. P. Anthony we have succeeded wonderfully. He 
put into the school two and one-third of all the boarding 
students that attended, which paid more than two and one- 



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third of all the money collected, furnished most of the rooms, 
looked after the farming, board and other materials needed, 
and looked after things generally. Now Brethren, in submit- 
ing to you an account of my Stewardship for the last twelve 
months, allow me to thank you for the confidence reposed 
in me. I have certainly done the best I could under the cir- 
cumstances. We shall raise twice as much money at this 
meeting as we have ever raised at any meeting of this body. 
We have more churches than ever before, and in the name 
and strength of our God we are succeeding. We must give 
more money for Missions. Home and Foreign, and look after 
the poor orphans, do more Ministerial Education. The times 
demands that we do more for the causes here mentioned. 
Talk not about hard times, reap souls, do not whine and fret 
because of obstacles, but with a heart for any fate they 
have to labor and to wait. Let us not be discouraged, 
the God of Jacob is our refuge, and when all of life is over 
and our souls are singing in that promised land, and our 
bodies are sleeping in yonder city of the dead, when our 
grave slab alone marks our last resting place, may genera- 
tions unborn rise up and call us blessed and shed a tear of 
sympathy and gratitude on our graves and say of us as it 
was said in the Old Soldier's Dirge, 

No Bugle call, no battle ball, 

Again shall awake these names, 

They fought, they fell, they served us well, 

Their furloughs last for ever. 

Rev, J. W, Wood, President, 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1 Devotional Exercises. 

2 Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3 Enrolling the names of Messengers. 

4 Appointment of Committees to-wit:— On Hours of 
Meeting and Adjourning; Committee on Finance; Committee 
on Resolutions; Committee on Temperance; Committee on 
Education. 

5 Report of Treasurer. 

6 Report of Ministerial Board. 

7 Appointment of Committee on Time and Place. 

8 Report of Various Committees. 

9 Election of Officers. 

10 Report of Board of Trustees. 

11 Discussion of Various Topics Relative to Church Work. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

1 The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2 Not more than one person shall speak at once, who 
shall rise and address the Moderator by the word "Brother." 

3 The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted until 
he is through, unless he is out of order. 

4 The person speaking shall strictly adhere to the subject 
and shall in no wise reflect on the person who spoke before, 
but shall state the case so as to give his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1. This Association shall be known as the Neuse 
River Missionary Baptist Association. Its objects shall be to 
promote the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at 
home and in foreign lands to insure a more intelligent minis- 
try and bring about a true Christian fellowship in the 
churches of our Association. To provide a religious training 
for our youth. The officers shall be a President, Vice- 
President, Treasurer, Auditor. Recording and Corresponding 
Secretary, who shall be elected annually. 

Art. 2. This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members of 
said churches and also of annual and life members — annual 
members by p lyment of one dollar annually, and life members 
by the payment of five dollars, shall be entitled to seats. 



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Art. 3. Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellow- 
ship, those baptized, those received by letter, those dismissed 
by letter, those excommunicated, those deceased, and the 
number of Sabbath School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4 The members chosen to discharge these duties 
shall have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have 
ecclesiastical power over churches of this Association and no 
church shall intrude on the dignity as to the power of the 
pastor, while in the faithful performance of his pastorial 
duties. And no pastor of a Baptist Church of this Associa- 
tion shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members, and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the 
church, shall have been paid. Any minister or ministers who 
shall be known to interfere with another minister's church 
thereby causing a disturbance between the members and 
pastors, shall be dealt with by the Ministerial Board as it 
thinks proper. And it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend 
and maintain the Constitution of the same. 

Art. 5. Churches desiring to become members of this 
Association shall petition by letter or messenger, and upon 
examination, if found in order, it shall be the duty of the Mod- 
erator to give the right hand of fellowship to the messen- 
gers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
church or churches desiring to withdraw from this Associa- 
tion, must do so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter 
of dismission. When this Association has granted the re- 
quest, and such church or churches, have united with some 
regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the Association 
receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, their or its connection with this Associa- 
tion shall cease. 

Art. 6. Every church in this Association shall be entitled 
to representation in this Association, and shall send from one 
to two messengers, and shall send funds to this Association 
according to the rules laid down in the minutes. No church, 
however, shall send more than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be left to 
the discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated 
or not, 



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Art. 8. This Association shall furnish churches, with the 
minutes of this Association. The method of furnishing 
them shall be left to the Association. 

Art. 9. We believe it necessary to have an Associational 
fund to pay the expenses of the Association ; therefore each 
church belonging to the Association is required to pay the 
amount which shall be designated by the Association at its 
session. 

Art. 10. The minutes of the previous session shall be read 
and corrected if necessary. The Association shall have 
power to inquire the reason why churches do not at any time 
of its sittings represent themsel/es in this Association. 

Art 11. This Association shall have power to withdraw 
from any church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Art. 12. This Association shall ordain no person to preach 
the Gospel who does not possess the qualifications laid down 
in the Scriptures by St. Paul, and who cannot read under- 
standing^ and write legibly. The churches are required to 
adopt the same rule in licensing applicants. 

Art. 13. The Association shall have power to adjourn to 
any future time and place thought most convenient to the 
churches. 

Art. 14. This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the 
President of the Association with the Secretary of the Asso- 
ciation as Secretary of the Board. 

Art. 15. The Constitution is subject to alteration by a 
two-thirds vote of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of 
knowing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the 
credentials to ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out 
by the President and Secretary and the price to be paid for 
them be 50 cents. A. J. Jackson. 



RESOLUTIONS 1908. 

Whereas most of the founders of this Association (the 
Neuse River) are now dead and their names should not be 
forgotten. 

Resolved, that their names have a permanent place in our 
minutes, and be published from year to year that future 
generations may read and learn the founders. 

Humbly submitted, A. J. JacksOn. 

LIST OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

It was organized in what is now called "The Old Church," 
near the Roanoke River in 1866 in the Town of Hali ax, N. 
C, therefore the Association was named and styled "The 
Roanoke Association" by the following named brethren: 

Rev. A. N. Buck Halifax, N. C. 

A.J. Jackson Halifax, 

John Lynch Halifax, 

Joseph Bazemore Weldon, 

Sandy Fenner Halifax, 

Jack Johnson ... 

Allen Mosely LaGrange, 

John Washington ; 

Hull Grimes 

Reid 

Nathaniel Martin __ -Carter's Chapel 

Lovelys Brown 

Isham Moore ^. 

Harry Austin 

A. B. Williams 

Eagles Warrenton 

Benj. Spicer . 

Edward Hill * _.. 

When the Association met in Goldsboro, N. C, 1870, it had 
been learned that another Association had been organized 
bearing the same name, so the brethren decided to drop the 
name "Roanoke" and take the name "Neuse." The above 
are the names as given me by Rev. A J. Jackson. He said 
that he could not recollect the Christian names at all, but 
that he thought from one to another, in time, the full name 
of each one in the organization would appear in our minutes. 

Secretary. 

STANDING RESOLUTION. 

Whereas the Neuse River Institute is a standing object of 



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the Neuse River Association, and whereas that the Associa- 
tion is composed of Pastors and Messengers sent from 
Churches belonging to this Association. 

Resolved, that all Unions, Associations and Conventions 
held in the churches and supported by the Churches of this 
Association, after the expenses are paid all other money be 
given to the above object. 

Humbly submitted, M. P. Sweat. 



RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED 1882. 

Whereas the preaching of the Gospel is a most responsible 
charge, the success of which depends upon an extensive 
knowledge of the word of God, and 

Whereas, We believe v*hen God calls a person to bear his 
message to the world, that he also makes that person willing 
to prepare himself for that important calling and 

Whereas, We believe that a willingness to study on the 
part of the fact that he has been called therefore. 

Resolved that all applicants for ordination shall be ex- 
amined on the following branches of study: Reading, Spell- 
ing Writing, Geography, History— both sacred and profane- 
Theology, Church Discipline, (Hiscock) and the Bible. 
Rev. R. F. Faison, 0. B. Alston, 

W. T. McDaniel, H. L. Solomon, 

Committee. 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS— THE TWO FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, it is a denominational standard of the Baptist 
not to appoint ministers for churches except a church can 
appoint or call a minister for itself. Th3refore be it 

Resolved, that the ministers and pastors of the Neuse 
River Association will not enter any pulpit except our own, 
unless we are invited by the pastor in charge. 

Humbly submitted, R. I. Walden. 

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION FEE— 1891. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to report as follows: 
Churches that have a membership of 800 to 1000 and over, 
shall pay $10; churches numbering from 500 to 700 shall pay 
$7; churches numbering from 300 to 500 shall pay $5; 
churches numbering less than 300 shall pay $2. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. H. White W. R. Shaw, 

W. R Mason, A.N. Buck, 

Committee. 



so 

Whereas, the Constitution of this Association says that 
the members of it shall be ministers and delegates sent from 
churches belonging to this Association. Be it 

Resolved, That we do not allow any ordained minister or 
licentiate minister's name to appear in our minutes who does 
not meet the Association in person or by letter at its annual 
sitting. H. L. Barco, 



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Official Rooster, Woman's Auxiliary 



OF 



NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 



President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-President Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg, 

Rec. Secretary ._ Mrs. F. C. Talley, Weldon, 

Asst. Secretary Mrs. C. B. James, Scotland Neck, 

Cor. Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Rocky Mount, 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon, 

Auditor Mrs. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, 

County Presidents. 

Mrs. S. A. Stovall Nash County 

" J.H.Martin " 

" C. B. Sessoms " 

" Cora Odom Edgecombe 

" Victoria Hale Halifax 

" Ann Whitfield Wilson 

" Josephine Peebles Northhampton 

" Hattie Bynum . -^-^- M 

Executive Board. 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony, Chairmen, Mrs. Jane Richards 

" C. B. James, Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

" J. S. Brown, Mrs. J. W.Wood 

." M. E. Clanton, Mrs. J. Peebles 

Union Officers. 

President Mrs. Cora Odom 

Vice-President Mrs. Nettie Townsend 

Secretary Mrs. Maggie Perry 

Treasurer Mrs. S. A. Stovall 

Cor, Secretary, -iV— » Mrs. L. V. Mebane 



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MINUTES. 



The Fifth Annual Session of the Woman's Auxiliary of 
the Neuse River Association met at the First Baptist Church, 
Elm City, N. C, Rev. N. S. Arrington, Pastor, Sept 17th. 
18th and 19th, 1920, 2:30 p. m. 

FRIDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sister Josephine 
Peebles, Maggie Perry and Donnie Taylor. 41ymn No. 626. 
Scripture lesson 2nd Timothy, 4th Chapter, 1st to 10th verse 
Prayer by Sister Peebles. The President, Mrs. J. W. Wood, 
expressed herself as being highly pleased to meet the Sis- 
ters, and asked that we would let Jesus lead us all the way 
through our meeting. The Constitution was read, the list of 
churches were then called for and delegates enrolled (See iist) 
A collection was taken by Sisters Mary L. Clanton and Hat- 
tie Bynum to the amount of $2.70. Adjourned with bene- 
diction by Rev. N. H. Arrington. 

FRIDAY— Night Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sisters Mary 
Clanton and Hattie Bynum. Hymn No. 821, read 1st Psalm, 
and prayer by Sister Clanton. After a very spiritual meet- 
ing Sister Ann Whitfield in very choice words extended a 
most cordial welcome which made us feel at home. Sister 
Mary L. Clanton responded to the welcome address. The 
Pastor, Rev. N. H. Arrington, preached our Educational 
Sermon which was in every way inspiring and uplifting. 
His text was taken from Psalm 90th, 12th verse. Remarks 
by the President, Sister J. W. Wood. We were entertained 
a few minutes with a beautiful vocal selection rendered by 
Miss Rosa McDaniel. The Educational rally was lifted by 
Sisters Mary L. Clanton and Josephine Peebles. The follow- 
ing persons paid: 

Mrs. Josephiue Peebles __$ 1 00 

" LVMebane 1 00 

" Zellie Pittman 100 

■ " Mary L Clanton 100 

" Fannie C. Talley .. 100 

Total carried forward. .j. $ 5 00 



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Total brought forward __.$ 5 00 

Mrs. Cora B. James __. 100 

J W Wood 1 00 

Victoria Hale 1 00 

Caroline Jones 1 00 

S A Stovall 100 

Charlotte Merrit 1 00 

Donnie Taylor 1 00 

Hattie Bynum 1 00 

Nannie Smith 100 

Jane Richards 1 00 

Lula Dawson '_ 1 00 

Martha Drake 1 00 

Annie Bryant 1 00 

Rev. P L Boone 100 

Elias Lucas.. 1 00 

R B Banks 1 00 

William Singletary 1 00 

RB Bunn 1 00 

A L Higgens 1 00 

JamesJohnson ___ 1 00 

Rev. N H Arrington « 100 

Miss Bessie Winston 1 00 

" Lillian Martin 1 00 

" Minnie Earl 100 

" Elnora Town 100 

" Valley Ward . 100 

" Lorinza Johnson 100 

" Mattie Lucas 100 

Mr. ELJoyner 100 

" Dewey Gaston 100 

Mrs. Ellen Brown 100 

Rev. CESpicer 100 

Mrs. Lena Williford 100 

Mr. Dennis Town 1 00 

Miss Iola Anderson 1 00 

" Chaney Batts 100 



Total $41 00 

An after collection was raised for Miss Rosa McDaniel 
amounting to $2.65, Rev. P. L. Boone, Pastor of the First 
Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C, was introduced to the Aux- 
iliary by the President, Mrs. J. W. Wood. Rev. Boone in a 
few words encouraged the Auxiliary much. The President 
of the W. I. C. Circle, Miss Lillian Martin, made an excel- 



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lent talk in Regards to the young people's work. Adjourned 
with benediction by Rev. N. H, Arrington. 

SATURDAY-Morning Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sisters Nannie 
Smith, Charlotte Merrit and S. A. Stovall. Opening song, 
"At the cross." Scripture lesson Gal. 6th Chapter. Prayer 
by Sister Nannie Smith. After enjoying a soul-stirring 
meeting, we then listened to remarks from visitors. Mrs. 
C. B. Sessoms of Rocky Mount, N. C, and Rev. P. L. Boone. 
Their remarks were very encouraging. Reading minutes of 
previous session. The minutes were received and adopted. 
Collection of annual dues. The following paid twenty-five 
cents: 

Josephine Peebles , Victoria Hale 

C. B. Sessoms Rosa McDaniel 

Donnie Taylor Cora B. James 

Mariah Demery, Ann Whitfield 

Nannie Smith Fannie Talley 

OliviaL. Anthony Hettie Clark 

J. W. Wood L. V. Mebane 

M. L. Clanton Charlotte Merrit 

Maggie Perry . .__ S. A. Stovall 

M. S. Martin Lula Dawson 

Sarah Jones _Minnie Lucas 

Nellie Montgomery. Maggie Hoggins 

Mr. A. L. Hoggins Caroline Jones 

Millie A. Lockhart Ellen Brown 

Hattie Bynum H. L. Townsend 

J. S. Brown Cora Odom 

Lena Williford Martha A. Braswell 

Miss Lillian Martin Ella Hoggins 

Mr. B. S. Jordan . Master Henry Clanton 

Master Hardy Richards. Total $8.25 

Adjournment. 

SATURDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sisters Cora 
Odom and Hattie Bynum. Hymn 370. Read 23rd Psalm. 
Prayer by Sister Odom. The Topic: Should women organize 
for Christian Service? Why? The discussion was led by Mrs. 
J. S. Brown, followed by Sisters Nettie Townsend and Cary 
Sessoms. It was very beautifully discussed by all. Re- 
marks by the President of the W. I. C. Circle, Miss Lillian 
Martin. 



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REPORT OF OFFICERS. 

Mrs. J. W. Wood $18 05 

"' Josephine Peebles _ 19 00 

\* C.B.James _-_...___ 10 00 

:'« F.C. Talley ,. 6 00 

" L. V. Mebane 5 30 

" C.P.Anthony 10 00 



Total . $ 68 35 

Report of county workers. 

Mrs. Ann Whitfield, Wilson County 4 45 25 

M. E. Martin, Nash County 27 00 

Victoria Hale, Halifax County 21 36 

Charlotte Merrit, Halifax County 6 53 

S. A. Stovall, Nash County .26 10 

Mollie Williams, Halifax County 8 00 



Total $ 134 24 

Rev. P. L. Boone donated to the Auxiliary 5 00 

Also Mrs. Minnie Ward 5 00 



Total $ 10 00 

Reports from the following Committees were received and 
adopted: Committee on Officers, Committee on Time and 
Place, Committee on Finance and Enrollment, Committee 
on Missions, Committee on Obituaries, Committee on Tem- 
perance. The Young Peoples 's Department, W. I. C. Circle, 
was opened for business. 

LIST OF CIRCLES AND DELEGATES. 

Carter's Chapel, Halifax County, N. C, Mrs. Ellen E. 

Brown, Delegate $26 00 

Roanoke Chapel, Northampton County, Garysburg, 

N. C, Mrs. Caroline Jones, Delegate 5 00 

First Baptist, Crowell Cross Roads, Halifax County, 

N. C, Mrs. Victoria Hale, Delegate 10 25 

First Baptist, Edgecombe County, Battleboro, N. C, 

Mrs. Cora Odom. Delegate § 00 

First Baptist, Nash County, Rocky Mount, N. C, Mrs. 

C. B. Sessoms, Delegate 5 00 

St. James Baptist, Edgecombe County, Rocky Mount, 

N. C, Mrs. Maggie Perry, Delegate 26 50 

Bethlehem Baptist, Nash County, Rocky Mount, N. C, 

Mrs. S. A. Stovall, Delegate 2 00 

Shiloh Baptist, Halifax County, Scotland Neck, N. C, 

Mrs, Donnie Taylor, Delegate 16 00 



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Little Zion Baptist, Halifax County, Merrit, N. ft, 

Mrs. Charlotte Merrit, Delegate 4 47 

First Baptist, Halifax County. Weldon, N. C, Mrs. 

Jane Richards, Delegate 10 00 

St. Peters Baptist, Halifax County, Weldon, N. C. , 

Mrs. Marian Demery, Delegate- -- 1 00 

St. James Baptist, Sunshine Band, Mrs. Lucinda 

Weston, Delegate 2 00 

SATURDAY— Night Session. 
The W. I. C. meeting was called to order by the President, 
Miss Lillian Martin. Praise Services conducted by Mesdames 

Brown and Clanton, after which Scripture lesson 121st 
Psalm was read by the President, followed by helpful talks 
by other members. The following Circles and Bands were 
represented * 

Shiloh Baptist Church, Scotland Neck $ 11 00 

Roanoke Chapel, Garysburg 100 

First Baptist, Rocky Mount 1 00 

First Baptist Sunshine Band, Rocky Mount 1 00 

St. James Baptist, Rocky Mount i_'_ ■_. 1 00 

St. James Baptist Sunshine Band, Rocky Mount 2 00 

Mrs. M. L. Clanton Supt 181 92 

Smith Chapel $ 5 39 

Quankey Church 8 00 

St. Peter's Church 3 11 

Twilight Church 8 68 

First Baptist Church, Halifax 10 60 

Oak Grove 6 59 

Gaston Star 26 91 

St. Slim 4 00 

Union 7 25 

Union 6 40 

Tillery Chapel 10 00 

Carlelion 8 00 

Carter's Chapel -_- 10 00 

Galilee Church 7 00 

Nona Chapel 7 39 

Shady Grove 4 10 

Tar River Union 5 00 

New Hope Baptist Church 11 10 

Zion Hill Baptist Church 10 00 

Sandy Fork 6 27 

Weldon First Baptist Church 25 00 

Collection 2 40 

Total — $ 390 06 



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ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

President, Miss Lillian Martin 

Vice-President, Miss Estella Dawson 

Recording Secretary, . __Miss Ella Hoggins 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. M. L. Clanton 

Treasurer, Miss Olivia James 

SUNDAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional Exercises were conducted by Sisters Josephine 
Peebles and Jane Richards. Opening song. "Amazing 
Grace how Sweet the Sound." Prayer by Sister Peebles. The 
meeting was enjoyed by all. Missionary Sermon preached 
by Rev. # C. E. Spicer. Text, 1st Psalm, lst-13th. Subject, 
Sowing and Reaping. It was indeed an excellent sermon. 
Collection was raised amounting to $32.05, 

PLEDGES TO BE PAID AT THE NEXT MEETING, 

Rev. C. E. Spicer $ 5 00 

Mr. A. L. Hoggins 5 00 

Mrs. Lucinda Weston 5 00 

J. W. Wood 5 00 

C. B. James , 5 00 

Maggie A. Perry 5 00 

Mary L. Clanton 5 00 

Ann Whitfield 5 00 

Victoria Hale 5 00 

Charlotte Merrit 5,00 

Lula Dawson 5 00 

Caroline Jones I__ 5 50 

Hattie Bynum 5 00 

Josephine Peebles 5 00 

S. A. Stovall 5 00 

Mr. Whitfield 5 00 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony 5 00 

Mr. NedHolland 5 00 

SUNDAY— Afternoon Session, 

The following Program was rendered Sunday afternoon 
by the W. I. C girls: 

1. Music Choir. 

2. Prayer Mrs. M. L. Clanton 

3. Paper — Welcome Miss Pearl Jones 

4. Rec Miss Thelma Johnson 

5. Music No. 134. 

6. Rec— I know too little girls „ Miss Mamie Clyde 

7. Paper— Do not Speak Evil ___Miss Cora Jones 



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8, Paper -■» Mrs. B.Armstrong 

9. Duet Misses Martin and Barbour 

10. Essay Miss Estella Dawson 

11. Rec— "A Woman's Tongue" Mrs. M. L. Clanton 

12. Rec — 'The Party"... Miss Beatrice Armstrong 

13. Rec Miss Oliva James 

Collection $ 26 75 

Installment of Officers. 

Benediction by Rev, C» E 4 Spicer; 

Saturday's Total $ 201 33 

Sunday's Total 26 75 

Joining Fee 2 50 

Total .*$ 230 58 

PLEDGES. 

Pinnie Ellis $ 5 00 

Ella Hoggins _._ 5 00 

Lillian Martin __. 5 00 

F. T. Batts 5 00 

SUNDAY-Night Session. 

Sermon by Rev. C.E. Spicer. Text found in the 23rd Psalm, 
3rd verse. After a most wonderful sermon the President 
delivered her annual address. It was as usual a good one. 
Collection, amount raised $10.25. 

PARTIAL REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

The Corresponding Secretary gave a review of the achieve- 
ments of the work done by the Auxiliary, and commended 
the loyalty and faithfulness of the Sisters. She stated that 
a most harmonious and friendly rivalry existed among the 
sisters, and that each one vied with the other in doing her 
part. She urged that we stand by the W. I. C. Circle. She 
urged the Sisters to observe the November Rally, and rec- 
ommended the organizing of a Union for Nash and Edge- 
combe Counties. She reported viz : 
Number of Circles represented 11. 

Amount sent up by Circles $ 108 72 

" raised from Andrews 9 60 

" Nov.Rally 3195 

" Collections 70 64 

Amount carried forward ..$ 220 91 



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Amount brought forward $ 112 19 

Amount raised by Officers 10135 

" from Halifax Co 49 24 

" Northampton 5100 

" Edgecombe •_ 

" Wayne 

" Wilson per Ann Whitfield 45 25 

by County Workers 

" from Nash Co 82 10 

".Northampton 5100 

44 Halifax 112 94 

" Edgecombe 16 00 

" Wilson 45 25 

Banner Circle Carter's Chapel 

County Halifax 

Worker Mrs. Ann Whitfield 

W. I. C. Circle 219 72 

Total amt raised at Elm City, Tillery and from all 

Sources, $ 886 04 

A motion prevailed that the report be received. It was re- 
ceived and adopted. The meeting closed with every one 
overjoyed. The next sitting of the Auxiliary will be in 
Weldon. N. C. at the First Baptist Church, Sept. 16th, 17th 
and 18th, 1921. 



ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Nearly four years ago the Auxiliary of the Neuse River 
Association came into existence. This organization was the 
result o." thought, prayer and premeditation of some of our 
noble men and women of the churches of this Association. 

It is true that little was being done by our women to fos- 
ter the cause for which our brother stood, So the Lord gave 
us grace and strength to organize this Union, and in spite 
of contrary forces the Auxiliary has gained in spirit, in 
strength and finance until to-day it is regarded as no small 
factor within the bounds of the Neuse River Association 

Our success is largely due to our persistance, courage and 
purpose for ministers, laymen and members of this body. 
You must admit that we do not have your loyal support and 
encouragement. Yet we dare to struggle on to help you in 
your great and noble aim. Therefore to-day is your day and 
mine. The only day we have. The day in which we play 
our part. What our part may signify in the great world we 
may not understand, but we are here to play it, and now is 
our time. 



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Dear co-laborers, Time with its unerring hand has cast 
into eternity the associational year of 1919. We face to-day 
the dawn of another year for Christian work. 

Realizing that we are living in a new day, greater efforts 
must be put forth if aught for good is to be accomplished. 

We pray that each one has come filled with a spirit to put 
their hearts in the work, that greater things may be done. 

Let us bear in mind that we have come from our various 
fields to report for the past, legislate for the present and 
plan for the future. % 

We give thanks to our heavenly father that we have been 
spared to again meet with you in another annual session. 
May the Holy Spirit guide us in all our deliberations. 

THE PAST YEAR. 

The past year just ended has been filled with anxieties, 
perplexities and grave responsibilities. 

It has been a year of labor, while my interest has held 
me ever close to the cause, I have not been able to attempt all 
that was in my mind and heart because of my responsibili- 
ties in the school room. 

A GLANCE BACKWARD. 

Standing to-day on the threshold of the fifth year of our 
organization, with pride and joy we mark the great stride 
of progress made by this band of Christian women in the 
great work, and say all honor and praise to those conse- 
crated, unselfish Christian women who laid such a deep and 
far reaching foundation for this noble work, on which we 
have so untiringly and earnestly builded. 

THE NEEDS OF THE NEUSE RIVER INSTITUTE. 

The following are needs of the N. R. I. : The completion 
of the girl's dormitory, a boy's building, piano and an assist- 
ant teacher. 

Dear co-workers what part shall we play in the fulfillment 
of these essentials? 

Shall we stop or become lax in our efforts to aid the men 
of this grand old Association to push this work along? 

Men. women and children help me to say no. 

Shall we make a supreme effort to raise one thousand dol- 
lars in our next annual session? Ministers of the Gospel, 
deacons, Superintendents of Sunday Schools and members 
of the Baptist churches of this Association, help me to cry 
from the depths of your heart, By the grace of God we will. 



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THE W. I. C. OR WHAT I CAN CIRCLE. 

The lining up of the young people for service has become 
a world wide appeal. Nations are realizing as never before 
the meaning of the Master when He said, "Suffer the little 
children to come unto me and forbid them not for of such is 
the kingdom of heaven." 

Feeling the great need of Christian organization, for the 
training and employment of the minds of young people, and 
the lack of knowledge of the Baptist principles, we organ- 
ized last year in our annual session a W. I. C. Circle with 
Miss Lillian Martin, the daughter of your noble and influen- 
tial Treasurer as President. Mrs Mary Clanton as Field 
Worker. Your very souls would have rejoiced could you 
have seen the enthusiasm they showed in their meeting. 

We feel, that with our young people lined up, our women 
interested, and more encouragement from you brothers that 
God will help you to surmount every obstacle, and they will 
glide away as snow beneath a scorching sun. Let us then 
be up and doing, with a heart for any fate, still achieving, 
still pursuing learn to labor and to wait. 



CONSTITUTION 

GOVERNING THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY, NEUSE 

RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

PREAMBLE. 

We, the Women within the bounds of the Neuse River 
Association feeling grateful to Almighty God for raising us 
from a life of servitude and degradation and exalting us to 
Christian Womanhood where we are able to stand side by 
side with man, desiring to show our gratefulness first to God 
from whom all blessings flow, and to the great and grand 
old men of the Neuse River Association (although some have 
gone into the land beyond) who are struggling to do Mission- 
ary and Edueational Work, by helping them to proselyte the 
great work undertaken, do adopt this Constitution. 

ARTICLE I. -Name. 

This Organization shall be known as the Woman's Auxili- 
ary to the Neuse River Association. 

ARTICLE II.— Object. 

The object of the Auxiliary shall be permanently to as- 



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sist in the Educational Work of Neuse River Institution at 
Weldon, and to do Home and Foreign Mission Work, through 
the Missionary and Educational Circles. 

ARTICLE III.— Members, 

The membership shall be represented by annual and life 
representation. Any Missionary or Educational Circle, Union, 
Children's Sunshine Band may be represented in this Auxili- 
ary by paying $1.00 oer delegate. Any woman in good stand- 
ing in any regular Missionary Baptist Church may become a 
member by paying 25 cents annually, a life member by pay- 
ing S2.50 at one payment. 

ARTICLE IV. -Officers. 

Officers shall be a President. Vice-President at large, one 
County Vice-President. Recording Secretary, Assistant Sec- 
retary, Co responding Secretary, Auditor, Treasurer and 
Advisory Board. 

ARTICLE V.— Duties of Officers. 

The President shall preside over the meetings of this body 
and see that the objects of the organization are strictly ad- 
hered to. At her absence the Vice-President at large shall 
terve. The President and Corresponding Secretary sign all 
orders on Treasurer. The County Vice-President shall or- 
ganize Missionary and Educational Circles in their respective 
Counties by appointing District Vices to assist them where 
necessary, and collect money for the Auxiliary. Every 
quarter they shall report to the Corresponding Secretary, 
sending her names of Church and Society, also name of Presi- 
dent and Secretary of Circle organized and amount of money 
collected. The traveling expenses of these workers must be 
paid out of funds collected. The Convention will not be re- 
sponsible for their expenses. The District President must 
report monthly to their County President and she to the 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The Recording Secretary shall keep a strict and accurate 
record of the proceedings of the body, compile the minutes 
for the press, and see that they are in the hands of the Cor- 
responding Secretary at least three months after the ad- 
journing of the Auxiliary. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall keep in touch with 
every County and District President and Missionary Circle 
by visiting their respective fields as often as necessary, she 
shall organize Circles where none exists, keep up the regu- 



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lar correspondence and give general information and co- 
operation when necessary. She must make annually at each 
session of the Neuse River Association a financial and gene- 
ral report of all work done by her and the Convention during 
the year, turn over all money for the Neuse River Institute 
to them, and the same must appear in the minutes of the 
Neuse River Association. The postage and traveling ex- 
penses of all officers shall be furnished by the Board. 

The Auditor shall audit the accounts of Corresponding 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall receive all money belonging to this 
body from the Corresponding Secretary who shall furnish 
receipt for same when done. 

The Advisory Board shall consist of twelve members, com- 
prising the general officers of the Auxiliary, three members 
at large and three from the general Board. 

ARTICLE VI.— Amendment. 

The Constitution may be amended only at any regular 
session, provided notice has been given the year previous. 
Two- thirds membership must be present. 

Time and Place. 

The Time and Place shall be governed by the General Body. 

Order of Business. 

1. Opened, by Devotional Exercises. Closed by Benedic- 
tion and Prayer. 

2. Enrollment of Delegates. 

3. Appointing Committees on Hours of Meeting and Ad- 
journment. On Finance. On Temperance. On Resolutions. 
On New Circles. 

4. Annual Address by President. 

5. Report of Various Committees. 

6. Report of Treasurer and Auditor. 

7. Report of County and District Presidents. 

8. Report of Executive Board. 

9. Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

10. Echoes from Delegates. 

11. Discussions. 



STATISTICAL TAB: 



NAME OF CHURCH 



St Baptist. Halifax 

St Bap Cist 

faughan Chapel 

It M«.rk 

lew Hops. 

Sherry's Chape! 

SHery's Chape! 

Mive Chape; 

lhady Grove . 

ted Oak _.._. 

Jnion Grove, 

jfhestnut Gi-ove 

St Baptist, Crowell 

it John, Nash ._ 

Jew Hope, 

Bbernezer 

Salilee __ 

Horning Star 

(ark's Chapei 

loanoke Rapids, 

Ihiloh. Nash _ 

Juankey Ghapei 

ted Hi!! 

ft. Paul, Nash 

st Baptist, Battleboro... 
•leasant Hill 



COUNTY, 



Halifax 

Wilson 

Wilson 

Edgecombe . 
Edgecombe 



PASTORS AND POST OFFICE 



D N Martin. Rosemary 

N H Arrington Enfield 

G H Hinton, Tarboro 

. [R M Gordon, Battleboro 

W B Bugges, Aurelian Springs 



Wilson... |G H Hinton, Tarboro 



CLERKS AND THEIR P. O. 



MESSENGERS. 



C C Johnson. Halifax |Jas M Pierce W J Johnson.. 

BS Jordan, Elm City B S Jordan.. 

Reddick Webb, Elm City ;GH Hinton 

K M Godwin, Battleboro R M Godwin, Battleboro 

Westley Revis, Battleboro iWestley Revis 

Blunter Anderson, R No. 1, Elm City _|J F Moore 

Halifax |W M Wiggins, Spring Hill [Paul R Jones, Tillery j Anthony Person 

Nash ;G H Hinton Tarboro JMary E Wright, Sharpsburg [George Pender 

Halifax [WT Edmonds. Halifax Rebecca Davis, Tillery. — W T Edmonds 

Nash.. !ES Lucas, Elm City ;M C Ricks, Spring Hope j By Letter - 

Wayne jE H Hooke Lucama Daniel Richardson |J S Simmons 

Halifax iD L Tillery, Tillery [Charley Tillery, Tillery [Rev D L Tillery 

Halifax [N V Nicholson. Enfield J J Johnson, Enfield iCharley Pierce, J J Johnson. 

J H Martin, Rocky Mount iW L Lyon, Rocky Mount |W A Jones. S J Alston 

Amos Bell,. Enfield , Robert Ricks, R. 5 B. 34, Whitakers- _.'W M Hines 

E Lucas, Rocky Mount (Nellie Smith, Rocky Mount J H Jones 

Richard Cooper, Windsor |D A Marrow, Tillery [Jesse E Edmouds 



Nash 

Nash 

Nash 

Halifax... 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Nash ..- 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 



WH Walker. Warsaw [Austin Pittman, Whitakers 



W G Edmonds, North Emporia, Va... 

P A Ivey, Halifax 

I S Riddick, Parmele ... 

P Ajlvey, Halifax 

J RCole, D.'D.,5Enfield 



Nash |Ed Taylor. Woods 



W W Hill 

Frank Ceoper 

TJ Smallwood 

Charlie Williams, K L Lewis. 
CM Day 



D D Cooper, R 4, B 71, Rocky Mount. 

J H A Ivey, Rosemary 

Louis Harrison 

E Howell, Rosemary 

J J Hart. Whitakers jD Reid 

T L Harrison, Rocky Mount S Davis, John Harrison 

Edgecombe |j W Wood. Weldon ISpencr Odom, Battleboro |Cary Whitaker.. 

, Halifax... |A L E Weeka. Wilson iW H Scott, Enfield .-..Dock Tanner, Rev J H Arrington . 

ft Peters lHalifax J A Whitaker, Enfield (Walter Parham. Weldon ._ ...jDudly Demery 

•rnith Chapel ! Halifax JA Boon, Suffolk. Va !J A Arrington, Halifax j Willie Purnell.. 

Hen Grove. [Halifax: _IC Pierce, Halifax R B Pierce, Halifax C Pierce 

"Jttle Hope. Nash J R Stansbury, Halifax E V Byrd. Rocky Mount [Eddie Joyner 

jhiloh, Halifax lHalifax ...ID N Martin, Rosemary H H Arrington. Scotland Neck iJ W Clark 

Ihepherd Grove Halifax I William Edmonds, Weldon Martha Sharans [Lucian Sharian 

iebanon ...-lHalifax iJ A Whitaker Enfield R C Williams, Halifax I J A Whitaker 

ttt Hope Northampton . E ATaylor Scotland, Neck S Jeffery. Jackson P L Jeffery, S Jeffery 



it. Paul, Halifax. .-[Halifax J W Wood. Weldon __|.J M Baker, Enfield 

loanoke Salem —-! Northampton _:J W Blaeknall, Garysburg |W T Garriss, Garysburg. 

Jethlehem j Edgecombe.... |R C Clark, Scotland Neck - iP R Key, Whitakers 

iethiehem, [Nash Geo. G Edmonds. Halifax jA B Lucas. Rocky Mount 

>t James |Edgeccombe...[J H Martin. Rocky Mount M G Marshall |M G Marshall 

lalem Chapel [Edgeeomde .. ...R C Clark. Scotland Neck [Roberta Hines. Tarboro . RL Clark 

c 0n -^ l!! --Northampton .iJ T Johnson. Rosemary 'D GCain. Margarettsville .. |J T Johnson.. 

Zion. Na3h iNash |j S Brown. Rockv Mount [Thomas Hawood and Ellwood BSessom F W Worseley 



A Jones, D E Moore. 
A N Rice, Willis Wyche 

Berry Tillery 

Daniel Pitt. 



Washington Branch ; Edgecombe iG H Hinton. Tarboro [Hattie Williams 

Janiel Chapel lHalifax N H Arrington. Enfield R Z Copeland. Enfield 

at. Calvary --'Halifax J R Cole, Enfield . Jackson Whitaker, Enfield 

flaeedoma. iWilson |C H Ryan. Lucama Ir A Worlds Black Creek . 

It Stephen -j Edgecombe.. .11 H Hart, Whitakers W M Newkirk, Tarboro. .. 

ar Creek .Halifax.. [RC Clark. Enfield .las Battle, R No 1, Box 12 



William Woodard 

EC Scott, L MeDavid. 

Eflean Whitaker 

J F Fort 

H HHart 

W M Moore 



st Baptist Fremont Wayne . J H Crow, Dunn ... .— _|d R Davis, Fremont |C HRyan. 

,ion HiU, Halifax Halifax W H Shaw. Littleton ._ [G S Alston, Littleton jTrem Newell. 



Jrooks Chape! [Wilson 

Jethiehem. -iNothampton 

feasant Hill, Halifax Halifax . . 

landy Fork No. 2 ^Wilson 

Sorning Star. Edgecombe. 



>t Luke 
Sastern Star.. . 
larts Chapel. __ 
Vest Weldon. _. 
Joanoke Chape! 

ilason Grove 'Brunswick, Va 

'Jew Bethel Halifax 

fordan Hilt. iWarren 

)ak Grove JNorthampfc 



Edgecombe. 

Edgecombe. 
Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Northampton 



R B Walston, Tarboro jVenia Brooks. R No 6, Box 111 IA Woodard. 

H Clement, Boykins ,W C Coats, Seaboard jW C Coats 

D L Tillery. Rich Square | James Edmonson, Scotland Neck WRAshbern. 

R B Walston. R. No. 3, B. 17, Tarboro. [B W Lucas, R No 3. Box 2, Wilson. ... |R B Walston . 

R B Walston. Tarboro ..Hattie Jenkins, R 6, Box 72, RoeVyMtiWC Jenkins . 

W A Jones. Battleboro jP C Bullock, Tarboro, [Lewis Shaw.. 

J H Ricks, Suffolk [J M Morgan Tarboro ........ |A WJWood. 

Berry Powell. Battleboro 

O B Alston, Jackson 

J A Whitaker, Enfield ... 
Parham Brewer, Henrico 
G G Edmonds, Halifax 



M E Bullock.RNoo.Box 104 Rocky Mt P B Bullock 

I H Spruill. Weldon. I H Spruill 

M W Amos, Garysburg [Willian Bynum 

George Edwards, Valentine, Va [James Buffalo 

Leah Whitaker R T Turnay, C D Daves . 

B Bullock, Manson !Mary A George.R No l.Box 31, Macon ! T W Gardner 

W T Edmonds, Halifax E G Sykes. Garysburg [A W Ivey. 



!!ool Spring [Northampton .IJ W Wood, Weldon . ..." |M J Moore, Garysburg -.[J H Moore 



.little Zion 
■>rter's Chapei 
► V, Fork .... 
^ -a-o. Del.. 



?2, . ■£ »■ 



flalifax 

Halifax 

Nash 

Edgecombe... 

Halifax 

Halifax . 

Weldon [Halifax 

ptist Wayne 

, Edgecombe... 

pel Johnston 

Halifax 

'Edgoeombe.. . 

& D. Un.; 

vsrM. D. Union .[Edgecombe... 

Orphan HomeCoWayne .. 

rs Chapel [Northampton 

mons Grove 




C H Baker, Tillery iJ R Merritt. Halifax CH Baker 

W H Shaw, Littleton JHardy Powell, Rosemary M E Martin. W E Chase... 

N L Horton. Clayton iDavid Jones, R No 1, Wilson I J J Powell, H Battle 

W M Wiggins. Spring Hope P L Phillips -J |J R Phil'ips, Bricks. 

J W Blaeknall, Garysburg... ...IF W Wilkins, R iNo 2, Box 24. EnfleldjF W Welkins, D Monaguo 

McK Nicholson. Enfield lEdward Andertdn. Weldon [Aaron Anderton 

P L Boon. Weldon J H Boyd, Weldin [GP Anthony. A Drewery.. 

K" M Davis. Wilson W M Hamilton. Goldsboro. F M Davis. W M Ham. 

J E Williams. Rocky Mount Sess Hagans, Rocky Mt 

R W Pate. Goldsboro ... . . WB Warren. Princeton 

M P Sweatt.Garysburg _.|j S White. Weldon J 

Henry Drake, Battleboro ,W R Reynolds, R fi. Box 103, Rocky Mt 

T V Fester, Pres , Rocky Mount lldonia Hight, Rocky Mt 

D Ried, Pres., Whitakers. [Westley Revis.. : 

Mrs, Fannie Whitley. Goldsboro | J 

L G Outlaw. Franklin, Va Tranvil Johnsonl Jackson ,By Letter 

Halifax Uharies Zollicoffer. Print AGJenkins, Rosemary I Charles Zollicoffer. 

.[Halifax |.J R Cole, DO., Enfield Jacob Howingtom. Enfield [Jacob Uowington. 

E W Ediriond, Henrico j J W Wood 

J H Richards. Enfield.... [By Letter 

J T Fox. finfield - ..[By Letter 



J E Williams. 

By Letter 

Teat Thomas, Joe Ruffin 

Henry Drake 

G VByrd 



W M Hamilton. 



st Baptist. Ehfleld. 

st Baptist. Gaston Northampton .IJ W Wood. Weldon . 

Unith Chapel. Enfield N C Halifax [H H H a U, Scotland Neck 

t Chapel. Halifax ....... Halifax. P A Ivey, 



'riendship [Edgecombe [Berry Powell, Battleboro lOlivia Powell, Enfield.. By Letter. 

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OF THE 

FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

NEUSE RIVER 

MlssionamBapiisiflssoGiaiion 

HELD WITH THE 

First Baptist Church, 

BATTLEBORO. N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 27th, 28th and 29th, 1921. 



The Next Session will be held with the First Baptist Church, Scotland Nech, N. C, Tuesday 
after the Fourth Lord's Day in September, 1922. 



1922. 

Hakrell's Printing Housb 

Weldon.N. C. 



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ZMZXTsTTTTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



NEUSE RIVER 

Missionary Baptist Association 



HELD WITH THE 



First Baptist Church, 



BATTLEBORO. N. C. 



SEPTEMBER 27th, 28th and 29th, 1921. 



The Next Session will be held with the first Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, N. C, Tuesday 
after the fourth Lord's Day is September, 1922. 



1922. 

Habekll's Printing Housb 

Weldon.N. C. 



OFFICERS. 



Moderator, Rev. J. W. Wood,___ Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator, Rev. P. A. Ivey Halifax, *° 

Secretary, M. W. Williams, Jr., Halifax, " 

Corresponding Secretary, Alfred Wood, Tarboro, es 

Auditor, Rev. F. F. Bullock, Enfield, co 

Statistician, Rev. A. C. Tillery, Norfolk, Va, 

Treasurer, M. E. Martin, Thelma, * ? 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount, 

M. P. Sweatt, Garysburg, 

J. R. Gardner. Macon.. 

" C.Pierce, Halifax, 

" W. P. Purnell, Halifax, 

" R. C. Clark Scotland Neck, 

" A. T. Thomas, Garysburg, 

" W. S. Miller, Weldon. 

" A. Boone, Suffolk, Va. 

" L. N. Neal, Garysburg, N. C. 

" J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, " 

" A. L. E. Weeks Wilson, " 

" A. E. Taylor, Scotland Neck, " 



TRUSTEE BOARD 1921. 

Rev. P. L. Boone, President, Weldon, N. C. 

Bro. Cary Alston, Vice-President, Littleton, 

Rev. S. G. Newsome, . Margarettsville 

" M. P. Sweatt, Garysburg, 

Bro. A. Drewry, Weldon, 

" M. W. Williams, Sr., Halifax, 

" C. P. Anthony, Weldon, 

*' M. E. Martin,.. __ Thelma, 

Rev. J. H. Martin, _Rocky Mount, 

" J. W. Wood, _ _.__ Weldon, 

11 P. A. Ivey, _ Weldon, 



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List of Ordained Ministers who Paid t^eir Fee for 1921. 



J H Martin, Rock ,- _. „_. ....$100 

J W Wood, WeldoL .___ .... .__. .__. 1 00 

A T Thomas, Garysburg __._ 100 

F M Davis, Wilson 100 

Burt Moore, Whitakers 1 00 

D L Tillery, Rich Square .__. __.. 100 

George G Edmonds, Halifax 100 

R A Ivey, R No 1, Box 63, Thelma — . — - 1 00 

W H Walker, Warsaw ___. .... .... .... 100 

RB Walton. ... .... .... .... .... 100 

E R Nowell-, Rocky Mt, R 4, Box 75 .... .... 1 00 

Amos Bell, Enfield .... .... .... .... 100 

Elias Lucas. Elm City 100 

F L Evans, Rocky Mt.._ 100 

C H Ryan, Fremont 1 00 

J T Deans, Wilson, 514 S Lodge St .... .... 1 00 

O B Alston, Jackson 100 

WM Turner .... ._.. __.. 100 

Allen Biggs. Whitakers, R No 1, Box 75 .... ___. 1 00 

Jacob Taylor, Whitakers 100 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mt .... .... .... _„ . 100 

S Pittman, Rocky Mt... .... .... .... 1 00 

C M Clayton, Gasburg, Va .... .... .... 100 

J W Lucas, Rocky Mt ._ ._.. 100 

George Hinton, Tarboro 1 00 

LM McNair, Jackson. __ 100 

W G Edmonds, North Emporia, Box 125 1 00 

W R Shaw, Halifax .... .... .... — . 100 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck... .... — . .... 1 00 

Parham Brewer, Henrico .... 100 

Henry Drake, Battleboro 1 00 

Dr A L E Weeks, Wilson .... ..... ..- 100 

I S Riddick, Parmale .... .— 1 00 

Prof T S Inborden, Enfield .... .-. ._- 100 

RH Pittman .... .... 100 

T O Bryant, Windsor. __ .... .... ._.. 100 

Berry Powell .... — , .... ._.. 100 

FL Bullock.... .... _.__ .... .... 100 

AWIvey.. .... .... 100 

T V Foster, Rocky Mt._ .... .__. — . 100 

J A Whitaker, Enfield .._. ..__ 100 

A C Tillery, 628 Church St, Norfolk, Va .... 1 00 

Peter C Davis, Warrenton.. .,. 100 



4 

Walter Purnell, Halifax ___. _... ._,. „..$ i 00 

J T Johnson, Rosemary .-... 1 00 

WS Miller .___ .... .... 100 

Mark Hill, Whitakers... .... .... .... 100 

JWBlackrmll .... ____ .... .... .... 100 

J E Huff, Henrico .... .... .... .... 100 

W M Wiggins. Spring Hill .. .... .... .... 1 00 

E A Taylor, Scotland Neck .... ..... .... 100 

WT Edmonds .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Chas Pierce.___ .... .... .... .... 1 00 

R A Cheek, Annual member 100 

W H Jones .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Dock Shearin, Weldon .... .— .... — . 1 00 

Jackson Lyon, Tarboro ..— 100 

Jas T Johnson, Halifax 100 

L S Hilliard, Rocky Mt .... ..... .... 1 00 

Nick Arlington, Enfield .... ..... ..., .... 100 

L N Neal, Weldon .... .... _,__ .... 1.00 

H H Hart, Tarboro .... _„. - ___. -- 100 



Licentiate Ministers who Paid their Annual Fee tor 1921. 

DIBarham.. .... .... .... .... .... .50 

Benjamin Hall, Jackson.. .50 

J C King, Rocky Mt._ .... .... .... .... .50 

Abraham Richard ,50 

Percy Fennell .50 

J R Rosser. Elm City .50 

Walter Whitley. Sharpsburg.. .50 

Eddie Joyner, Rocky Mt care of Jas Sesson .50 

Burt Johnson. Rosemary .50 

Jno M Boone, Garysburg .. .50 

C H Whitfield, Battleboro, R F D No. 1 .... .... .50 

Jno Armstrong, Rocky Mt .50 

Wm A Bullock, Rocky Mt ..... .... .... .... .50 

Roy Hinton. Tarboro ... .50 

J E Williams, Rocky Mt .50 

Wm Lynch, Whitakers R No 3 ... .50 

E Nicholson, Enfield.. .... .... .... .50 

E Jenkins, Rocky Mt .50 

Rufus Battle, Enfield .... .... .... .... .50 

Cook Ford, Battleboro. ... .... .50 

BTStaton, Tillery.. .... .___ .__. .50 

Jas Edmonds _ .50 



g 

JCCoefield__ _— .... .__; .... — - .50 

Fred Wimberly, Tarboro__ .50 

A W Whitaker, Enfield .._. .... .... .... .50 

I D Scott, Enfield .... ____ ____ . ._ .50 

L T Merritt, Halifax.. .. . ___. .... .50 

Albert Joyner, Elm City, R No. 1__ .50 

George Garrett, Rocky MtR No 5 .__. .50 

J H Hill, Pikeville ._.. .... .... ___. .50 

A E Pierce, Halifax.. _ __ .50 

Leon Pittman, Enfield ___ .50 

Jas Southern, Kenlv._ .50 

Allen Reid, Kenly .... .... .__. .50 

Ned Walston, Rocky Mt ___. .... .__. .50 

D J Arrington, Whitakers, Box 45 .50 

Ed Davis, Tillery .... .... .... .... .... .50 

W J Davis, Tillery .... .... .... ... .50 

D L Lawrance, Battleboro .50 

W H. Walker, Whitakers .... ... .... .50 

Ned Watson, Rocky Mt .50 

J H Goode, Margarettsville 50 



Those who Contributed as Much as $i.00 for Foreign Missions. 

Mrs Olivia Alston _. .... r __. ....$100 

James Clark " .... 100 

DIBarham .... .... .... .... .... 100 

M W Williams, Sr .... .... .... .... 100 

Henry Body .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Mrs J W Wood .... .... .... .... 100 

Mrs Marv L Clanton .... 100 

Wiley Doles... .... .... .__. ._- 100 

Rev F M Davis .... .... .... .... 100 

J W King .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Mariah Demry 1 00 

Mack Sloan 50 

Charles Hunter 50 

Mrs Annie Whitfield.. __ .... .__. 50 

LVMebane .... .... .... .... .... 50 

Samuel Davis ._ ____ 50 

Rev Amos Bell .... .... ..... .... .... 100 

WGEdmond.. .... .... .... ._- 100 

ISRiddick .... .... .... .... .... 100 

RAIvey ____ .... .... .... .... 100 

J H Martin .... .... 1 00 

GeoGEdmond 100 



S Jeffries- .... .... ___. ... 50 

AWIvey ____ ____ ..__ ____ _.__ 50 

Rev Chas Pierce. ___ .___ 1 00 

CC Clark .... ___. ____ .... .... 100 

WPPurnell .... .... .__. .... ___. 50 

Rev J W Wood * .... ..__ .... .... 100 

RevM JSweatt.... .... .... .... ___. 100 

Prince Odum 1 00 

Cary Alston .... .... .... .... 100 

PE Dickson.... .... .... .... .... 100 

CC Johnson .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Rev J W Blacknall ____ .... .... .__. 100 

RevRyan.. .... .... .... .... .... 100 

Mrs Carrie Alston 1 00 

Prof C P Anthony.. ____ .... .... .... 1 00 

Prof MW Williams, Jr. _ .... .... .... 100 



List of GhurGhes and Messengers and Amounts Paid for Education. 

Shiloh S S by Rev. Lynch .... .... .._.$ 5 00 

Little Hope __ 

First Baptist, Elm, N D Winston, James Williams __ 

Red Oak .... ____ .... .... .... 2 00 

Tar River Union, E D Byrd 

A Chapel, Jappie Harris 

Olive Chapel, Geo Hinton .___ .... .... 3 00 

Vaughan's Chapel, LC Campbell 2 00 

Cherries, Jno Weaver ____ 2 50 

Washington, Shade Williams. __ 2 00 

New Hope, C H Whitfield 

Carters, M E Martin, A T Jenkins .... 100 00 

St Chapel, Matt Davis 

Cro wells Cross Roads, J J Johnson 5 00 

St James, F W Davis 

Leggett's Chapel, .... .... .... 2 00 

First Baptist, Halifax, Jim Pierce and C C Johnson. 25 00 

Daniel's Chapel 

Tillery's Chapel, Geo WTillery.... 

Salem Chapel, Major Hinton __ 5 00 

First Baptist, Gaston, W H Johnson 

Quankev Chapel, D Parker 

White Hill .... .... ._ _ 

St Paul, Enfield, Wm Sandlin 20 71 

Ebenezer, Rocky Mt, Jas Clark _ 14 00 

St John .... 



Bethlehem, Nash, S W Pridgen___ .__.$ 400 

Woman's Union, L M Baskerville, Pres 10 00 

Allen's Grove, Rev Chas Pierce ... . 5 00 

Smith's Chapel, Richard Johnson __-. 

Sandy Fork 

New Hope, Nash, A T Taylor, W M Hines 

Bethlehem, Edgecombe, Jno Tillery 

Oak Grove, E G Sykes .___ .... 5 00 

St Steven's. Tarboro, W M Hart... ._.. ____ 10 00 

Zion Hill, Halifax, Joseph C McGhee 5 00 

Zion Hill, Littleton, GS Alston, Cary Alston 75 00 

Shepherd's Grove 

Jerusalem, Edgecombe, A S Young 20 00 

Hart's Chapel, PB Bullock.... .... 5 00 

Union Grove, Jos Simmons 

Eastern Star, Rev. Tom Jones 5 00 

Mt Olive, Edgecombe, Henry Drake 

New Bethel, Enfield, I J Juno 

Mt Hermon, Edgecombe.. 

Gassalonia, Rev C M Clayton.. 

Morning Star, Edgecombe 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck, J W Clark, Richard Taylor 10 00 
Red Hill, D Reid, W E Kuinetche 

Cool Spring, J L Squire 

Bethlehem, Seaboard, J H Roberts 5 00 

Roanoke Chapel, Jas H Pittman 3 00 

Morning Star. Battleboro 

Mason's Grove, Brunswick, Va, House 1 00 

Chestnut Grove __ 

Little Zion, Nash 

Brook's Chapel, A Woodard .... 

First Baptist, Enfield, Jacob Howington 

Mt Hope, S Jeffries, J B Peebles. .. .... 

First Baptist, Battleboro, J Whitaker, Spencer Odum 
Shiloh, Nash, K S L Lewis and Chas Williams .... 2 00 
St Paul, Nash 

Galilee, Paul H Jones 

Mark's Chapel 

Zion Hill, Rev. J T Johnson 

West Weldon, J J Small wood.. .... 1 00 

Mt Zion, Nash, FWWorsely 40 00 

Shady Grove, Tillery __ 

Mt Calvary, Enfield .... 

First Baptist, Roanoke Rapids, T J Smallwood 

St Peters, Weldon, Geo W King... 10 00 

Cedar Creek, O D Archer ._.. 



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Pleasant Hill, Sister Carrie Lyons $ 5 00 

St Luke, Edgecombe ._ 

Simon Grove, Revs J H Spruilland OB Alston 

Pleasant Hill, Scotland Neck, D B Bellamy 

Jordan Hill, Warren Co, T WGorden, Jno Thrower.. 

Smith's Chapel, Enfield 

First Baptist, Weldon, A Drewry and J Smith ... 44 00 
St John's, Nash, S D Hilliard, W E Byrd .... 

Mt Zion, Margaretsville. __ 2 00 

First Baptist, Goldsboro 7 00 

Roanoke Salem ... 5 00 

Rose Lee .... 100 

Hickory View, Jno H Parker 

Mt Zion, Margaretsville, Bennie Darden 

First Baptist. Goldsboro, Rev F M Drake, W M 

Hamlinton 

Union Branch, Edgecombe 

Lovely Hill. Halifax ._ . .. 

Twilight, Jim Johnson and Teat Thomas.. _ 

Old Folks' Home. Goldsboro, By Letter 

Princeton Chapel 

St Mark ... 

White Oak, Ringwood, Rev P A Ivey 

First Baptist, Fremont, Revs J R Davis and C H 

Ryan ... 

St Stephen, Va., Rev A C Tillery .... 

Roanoke Salem, D I Barham, A N Rice 

NOTE. —A number of Churches paid their Educational 
Money after the calling of the roll, hence the amount is not 
shown after their names. It is however counted in the 
total amount collected. (See Financial Report, 



PROCEEDINGS. 



FIRST DAY-Morning Session. 

Battleboro, N. C, Sept. 27th, 1921. 

After a spiritually conducted Praise Service by Revs. L. H. 
Hilliard and A. W. Ivey heartily entering into the short 
Praise Service by the delegates, the President announced that 
by common consent the Welcome Address would come up this 
afternoon. A motion prevailed that the programs be re- 
ceived as the guidance of this Association. At this point 
the reading of the Constitution and Order of Business. Rev. 
M. P. Sweatt called the Association's attention t3 Art. 14 
failing to define the duty or duties of the Ministerial Board. 
Rev. Walter Purnell referred to Art. 4 as a protection for 
the church and members. In calling the roll Roanoke Salem 
was objected to by Rev. Sweatt and omitted. At the con- 
clusion of the roll the following Committees were appointed : 
Finance and Temperance. Rev. M. P. Sweatt was asked to 
lift the collection, which he did to the amount of $5.10. 

Bro. Jim Pierce offered a strong petition for the success 
of this Session. After invoking God's blessing adjournment 
was next in order. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Association enjoyed an excellently conducted Praise 
Service by Revs. Parham, Bruner and Geo. Hinton, after 
which the President announced the Association opened and 
presented to them the gavel made out of the old ruins of the 
historic church at Halifax. A motion prevailed that we re- 
ceive the gavel The calling of the roll and enrollment of 
churches next followed. After some discussion the Presi- 
dent ruled that we hear why Roanoke Salem was objected to. 
Rev. M. P. Sweatt explained that Roanoke Salem was out of 
Gospel order, in that the church is split up in factions. Rev. 
G. W. Blacknall denied the charge, that his church was out 
of Gospel order. Bros. C. C. Johnson, Wm. Bynum, T. J. 
Smallwood, L. N. Neal, Jas. Pittman, A. C. Tillery each 
gave the evidence as they understood them both pro and 
con. A motion prevailed that Roanoke Salem be recognized 
as in Gospel order. A motion to make it unanimous was 
carried. Rev. J. S. Brown asked to be excused from preach. 



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ing the Annual Sermon on account of his health. Rev, L. 
M. Neal by request preached from Gen. 10:23. Subject: 
"Man's inability to direct his affairs." This was proven by 
several illustrations that man cannot direct his affairs. Also 
several were given, showing that God only is able to direct 
the affairs of men to which he directed the delegates and 
friends. Rev. Neal preached a very strong sermon which 
was much enjoyed. Rev. E. S. Taylor led in a very fervent 
prayer for Christ's controlling influence to always dominate 
in our lives. Rev. A. T.Thomas led in singing, ' Glory to 
his name." After some discussion over a matter concerning 
Revs. Sweatt and Blacknall, a special Committee on Griev- 
ance was appointed, viz: Revs. Richard Shaw, Chas. Pierce, 
A. W. Ivey. The next thing was the appointment of the 
following committees: See Committee. 

At this point Rev. F. W. Bullock and G. S. Alston were 
asked to lift the collection, which they did to the amount of 
$5.85. Benediction by Rev. Dean. 

FIRST DAY- Evening Session. 

After the Praise Service which was entered into by several 
of the delegates, Revs. J. T. Dean and R. B. Waltham 
opened the meeting. The President at this point introduced 
Mr. J. J. Hathaway, the Mayor of the City, who in well 
chosen words welcomed the delegates on the part of the cit- 
zens of Battleboro. He urged good will to Christian educa- 
tion. Deacon Hilliard on the part of Mark's Chapel Baptist 
Church, Rev. W. H. Jones on the part of First Baptist, 
Battleboro, Bro. Whi taker on the part of the Deacon Board, 
Rev. J. W. Wood as psstor of this church; all of whom made 
the delegates feel like they were at home. 

Rev. J. T. Dean, of Wilson, was called upon and responded 
in words well suited to the occasion. 

The choir sang "Jesus Lover of my soul."' Rev. E. A. 
Taylor was introduced and after a few remarks preached a 
Doctrinal Sermon from St. Mark 14:35. "He went forward 
a little and fell on the ground." ' The history of the church" 
was traced, not only from the founding of the church in 
Providence, R. I., but from the God himself. He showed 
how we as Baptist must train men to preach the real Gospel 
that we may "Go forward" in right thinking, right living. 
We must have men who know the Bible and are willing to 
suffer that the doctrine of the church might be enthroned. 
Rev. Taylor brought many illustrations and Scriptural texts 
which snowed that Christ went forward amid many hard- 



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ships, so ni list We if we would go forward. In order that 
we may go forward the church must be clean, hence clean 
preachers must pave the way. He urged that the delegates 
to pay and encourage young men to go into the ministry and 
help carry forward the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Rev. E. Wimberly offered prayer for the success of ' 'The 
Word" as it comes out of the mouth of the minister. The 
choir sang: "God will take care of you." 

Rev. A. C. Tillery said that we are glad to have such young 
men as Rev. Taylor, and that all of them had his hearty 
support in every way. Deacons Drewry and Sandalin were 
asked to lift a collection, which they did to the amount of 
$12.68. Adjournment. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

The morning session of the Neuse River Baptist Associ- 
ation opened by a splendid Praise Service conducted by Revs. 
W. R. Shaw and P. A. Ivey. The President announced the 
meeting ready for business. The minutes were read, re- 
ceived and adopted. Next a few delegates were added to 
the committee. By common consent the Eulogistic Service 
of the departed members of the Association was held for 
thirty minutes. Revs. A. W. Ivey, L. S. Hilliard, I. S. Rid- 
dick, S. Jeffrey, A. C. Tillery, P. A. Ivey, W. G. Edmonds, 
M. P. Sweatt, C. H. Ryan, J, W. Wood, Bros. Darden, Prof. 
M. W. Williams, Jr., W. R. Shaw, Walter Purnell were 
among the members who paid tribute to the departed dead. 
Several songs appropriate to the occasion were sung by 
Rev. Bell and others. With Rev. I. S. Riddick in the chair 
the President delivered his Annual Address. "Acres of 
Diamonds. ' ' So well did he show the delegates how they 
have "Acres of Diamonds" in the Neuse River Institute, 
and he urged the Brethren to let down the buckets where 
they were. His address was inspiring, instructive and 
spiritual. A motion that the address be placed in the hands 
of a committee of five. After very pertinent remarks by 
Revs. Riddick and Tillery was carried. Revs. Huff and Bell 
were asked to lift a collection which they did to the amount 
of $12.50. Adjournment was next in order. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Praise Service was ably and profitably conducted by Revs- 
Parham, Brewer and Thomas Jones. 

With the President in the chair, the minutes were read 
and adopted. The afternoon's work took up largely 



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the call of churches paying educational money. Talks on 
the success of the work, etc., by different Brethren. (See list. ) 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

The Association voted to accept the report of the Sisters 
with gratitude. The report of the Tru tee Board was re- 
ceived and placed in the hands of the Auditing Committee. 
(See report.) The Auditing Committee was appointed, vi2: 
Bros. W. W. Hardy, L. N. Neal, J. W. Blacknall. 

The following Committees reported: Place, Temperance, 
Sunday Schools, Resolutions. After some discussion they 
were adopted. 

New churches re-committed. Rev. Davis was introduced 
and said a few words of encouragement to the Association. 
Rev. J. S. Brown made a very strong plea for the records of 
the Association. The President, Mrs. J. W. Wood, for the 
Sisters, turned over $247.96. 

THIRD DAY-Morning Session. 

The Devotional Service was conducted by Revs. A. C. 
Tillery and Geo. Hinton. The President announced the 
Convention opened, after which the minutes were read and 
adopted. 

Next a motion to elect officers prevailed. Rev. A. C. Til- 
lery was asked to preside, which he did after some re- 
marks, Rev. L. N. Neal as temporary Secretary. All of the 
present officers were re-elected without a dissenting vote. 
Rev. F. L. Bullock, Auditor. A very excellent spirit pre- 
vailed throughout the election. Song by Sister Alston and 
prayer was invoked upon the officers, and the Baptist force 
and other forces by Dr. 0. S. Bullock. Rev. Blacknall urged 
hearty co-operation. Dr. A. A. Graham, Secretary. Latt 
Cary, Foreign Mission Convention was introduced and 
spoke to the Convention upon the work that the Latt Cary 
is doing. Among the things enumerated <? 51. 000 for 1921. 
41 Missionaries, and the only Missionaries sent to Hayti are 
those sent by the Latt Cary. Every one paid up last year. 
Dr. Graham made a profound impression upon all who 
heard him. A collection for missions was lifted by Revs. J. 
S. Brown and A. L. E. Weeks to the amount of S45.25 which 
was paid to Dr. Graham. Dr. 0. S. Bullock, President of 
N. C. Baptist Convention spoke of the work of N. C. Con- 
vention. 'The Baptist forces raised $125,000, but reported 
only $25,000, due to failing to pool our resources." Out of 
the 52 Associations in the State, he urged this Association 



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to 4o its share. Dr. Bullock made a strong plea for (jori* 
structive Education. Prof. T. S. Inborden also came for- 
ward and urged the brethren to help eradicate ignorance. 
Prof, Inborden made a very strong plea for the farmers to 
co-operate. 

Rev, I. S. Riddick came before the Association in the in- 
terest of the schools uniting. Bro. Frank W. Davis desired 
to know upon what should they depend relative to the run- 
ning of the school for 1919-20. 

The Treasurer reported. It was received and turned over 
to the Auditing Committee. See report. 

Rev. M. P. Sweatt lifted a collection to the amountof $9.00. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Committee or Commission on Co-operation: J. W. 
Wood, M. W. Williams, A. L. E. Weeks, M. P. Sweatt, J. S. 
Brown, C. P. Anthony, J. W. Blacknall, L. N. Neal, R. A. 
Cheek, J. H. Martin, M. E. Martin. 

Revs. W. R. Shaw, A. C. Tillery, Lucas, A. T. Thomas 
and J. W. Wood spoke of the work of the Union, also Prof. 
C.P. Anthony. 

A motion to receive Rev. L. N. Neal as Principal of the 
Institute was carried. Rev. Neal made a short but timely 
speech. 

The Committee on the President's Address reported. (See 
report.) Also on Ordination. (See report.) 

The Commission appointed was asked to report to the 
next session the ad visibility of uniting all the schools. Rev. 
J. W. Wood was elected as a delegate to the North Carolina 
Baptist Convention. The Finance Committee reported. 
(See report.) A Motion to make Rev. Clement's donation 
$12.00. (Carried.) A vote of thanks was extended to the 
good people of Battleboro for their generous hospitality. 
Mr. R. A. Cheek made a short, but good talk on the work 
of the Association. 

The unfinished business, by a vote of the Association, 
was turned over to the Board. 

After singing: "Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in 
Christian love," and a very fervent prayer offered by Rev. 
A. L. E. Weeks, the Association closed a very successful 
session. 



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REPORTS. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your Committee on Temperance beg leave to submit 
the following report: 

Whereas the Church of God is considered the purest or- 
ganization in the world, and the leaders of the churches are 
considered the ministers and deacons of a church, and 
whereas strong drink is a deadly evil; it unfits persons for 
Christian duties, or Christian leadership. Therefore we 
recommend that no minister or deacon shall be considered 
worthy to lead or advise the people who is known to be a 
habitual drinker. We further recommend that no church 
shall hold a member in good standing who is known to be a 
lover of strong drink and a habitual drinker. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. L. S. Hilliard, Bro. James Williams, 
Bro. F. W. Worsely Rev. A. W. Ivey, 
Bro. C. H. Whitfield, Rev. A. T. Thomas, 

Rev. C. Pierce Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES. 

We your Committee on New Churches beg leave to report 
the following: 

We have examined the following church and found it 
eligible for membership in the Association — Southern Grove, 
Kenley, N. C. 

We have carefully examined the trouble between West 
Union and West Weldon. We find that West Union has 
taken one of West Weldon's members without a letter of dis- 
mission, and we recommend that West Union return the 
member to his church and report to the next meeting of the 
Board. 

We humbly submit this for your consideration. 

C. C. Johnson, A. Drewry. 

D. Parker, Lear Pittman, 
I. J. Juno, F. W. Davis, 

J. W. Clark, Nathan Whitley, 

D. D. Cooper, J. H. Roberts, 

Committee 



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COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS, 

We your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to report 
the following: 

That all Superintendents, Teachers and Officers be con- 
sistent members of the church, and have a good report. We 
further recommend that all Pastors supervise their Sunday 
Schools as much as is in their power. 

We further recommend that all our schools use only Bap- 
tist literature, and that all schools belonging to this Associ- 
ation should send 35.00 to the Association every year for 
educational purposes. 



Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. Jenkins, 

Rev. J. H. Brown, 

m. W. Williams, Sr., 

J. Smith Jones, Chm., 

Rev. F. L. Bullock, Sec. S. D. Howard, 

Committee. 



Burt Johnson, 
John Theron, 
G. W. King, 
T.J Smallwood, 



COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We your Committee on Time and Place beg to make the 
following report: 

Whereas our sister church at Scotland Neck has asked for 
the next sitting of the Association, we recommend that 
the Association accept the invitation, beginning Tuesday 
after the 4th Sunday in Sept., 1922. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Peter Dean, 

A, T. Thomas, 

P. H. Jones, 

I. J. Juno, 

M. Dock. Parker, 

Geo. Hinton, 

Wm. Bynum, 

E. Sykes, 

W. H. Jackson, 



W.IIE. Byrd, 
J, H. Pittman, 
G. W. Gardner, 
J. W. Tillery, 
F. L. Bullock, 

A. G. Jenkins, 
Geo. Pender, 
Henry Drake, 

B. B. Bellamy, 



J. J. Smallwood, 
A. T Taylor, 
J. Smith Jones, 
J. D. Whitfield, 
S. L. Lawrence, 
C. M. Meachem, 
W. M. Saunders, 
A. W Wood, 
L. M. Coleman, 

Committee. 



COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION. 



We your Committee on Ordination after examining the 
following Brethren, Revs', D. J. Barham, E D. Joyner, J. 



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E. Williams £nd W. H. Willey, and finding them unprepared, 
recommend them to further studies. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Revs. J, S. Brower, A. L. E. Weeks, 

M, P Sweatt, W. G. Edmonds, 

J. C. Melton, I. S. Riddick and others. 

Comrcittee. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

We your CLmmitte on Finance wish to report as follows: 

Received at different times $ 22 83 

Educational Rally, 438 70 

" 77 00 

Auxliary, 247 96 

Collection, 9 00 

WestWeldon, 2 00 

Representation, .___ .... 255 50 

Other sources, 9 30 



Total, $1062 29 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. E. Martin and others. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to report the 
following: 

We find since the sitting of our last Association that it 
pleased the Lord to call from labor to reward Revs. D. N. 
Martin, S. G. Newsome, H. T. Tillery, Deacons W. J. John- 
son, D. Demry, W. M. Edmonds, Nick Sledge and Lewis 
Pope, all of which we humbly submit for your Eulogistic 
services. I. S. Riddick and others. 

To the Neuse River Association from the Woman's Union 
M. B. Association: 

We enclose ($10 00) Ten Dollars for the Neuse River 
School. We ask the prayers of the Association that we 
may grow strong in the works of the Lord. 
Yours in Christ, 

L. M. Baskerville, Pres. 
Bell Games, Sec. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas Rev. D. N. Martin, deceased, was an ardent and 
faithful worker as a minister of the Gospel, and 

Whereas, he has given his life as a sacrifice in the interest 
of this Association, and for God, and 



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Whereas his widow, D. N. Martin, is suffering under 
financial strain because of incumbrance of his estate, 

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Neuse River Associa- 
ties in session assembled, request each church under its 
jurisdiction to take a donation for Sister D. N. Martin and 
forward the same to her 1 1 Roanoke Rapids, N. C. not later 
than Jar.uary 15th, 1922, Believing as we do in the Biblical 
injunction. 

"I was a hungered and he fed me, thirsty and he gave 
me drink. As ye did it unto the least of these little ones 
ye did it unto me." 

G. S. Alston, A. C. Tillery, E. A. Taylor, 

K. L. Lewis Cary Whitaker, Willey Sinds, 

A. B. Alston, W. M. Sanders, Press Dickens, 

Committee. 

RESOLUTION. 

Knowing the need of a more elaborate program for the 
work of this Association, Therefore be it resolved, that the 
Ministerial Board shall arrange the program for each annual 
session Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEE BOARD. 

Account of the Neuse River Institute from Oct. 1st 1920, to 
Sept. 15th, 1921. Report of the Treas. 

1920. 

Oct 1 Rec'd of M E Martin, Treas.__. $ 200 00 

1 Rec'd Rev J W Wood (Lynch). 25 00 

" 11 Pd Treas bal due for 1920 $ 60 21 

" 11 Pd Expenses of the Board 12 20 

" 11 Pd Geo Mitchell, Gro __ _ 35 00 

" 23 Pd C P Anthony, services 32 00 

" 23 Pd Rev J W Wood, services... 13 00 

" 23 Rec'd of G W Penny 33 00 

"' 23 PdWm Garner on Buggy 10 00 

Nov 4 Pd Expenses of the Board .... 12 00 

4 Rec'd of Rev A T Thomas 30 00 

4 Rec'd of the Board 10 00 

4 Rec'd of M W Williams, Sr R R 10 00 

4 Rec'd of M E Martin Treas.. 123110 

Total carried forward $ 174 41 $1539 10 



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Total brought forward $ 174 41 $1539 10 

4 PdPierce,WhitehadCoball920 84 14 
4 Pd G W Mitchell, Gro 138 45 

and for G W Penny 155.00 __. 193 45 

4 PdWra Garner bal on Buggy __ 20 00 

4 Pd Rev M P Sweatt bal on Horse 40 00 

4 Pd G W Penny, Salary ... 65 00 

9 Pd Willis Clan ton for Chairs.. 15 00 

9 Pd Willey-Moore Hardware Co 8 25 

9 Pd Rev J W Wood feed for horse 15 00 

" 17 Pd G W Mitchell, Gro 26 48 

" 22 Pd J W Wood car hire to school 2 00 

" 22 Pd C P Anthony for stove 14 75 
27 Pd G W Penny axe helve for 

school . ... _ 1 20 

Dec 4 Pd G W Penny, salary 65 00 

4 Pd Mrs B L Sawyer, salary.. __ 35 00 

4 Pd F Lane for wood 4 00 

4 Pd Weldon Printing Co 150 

9 Pd GW Mitchell, Gro__: 60 70 

" 11 Pd F Lane for wood 5 60 

" 13 Pd D Sherinbill work 13 65 

" 18 Pd K C Clark, shoeing horse. _ 1 00 

" 18 Pd Barham and Lane for wood 17 50 
" 18 Pd school boys for cutting cord 

wood 5 50 

" 18 Rec'd of G W Penny 24 00 

" 27 Pd G W Mitchell, gro 60 81 

1921 ~ 

Jan 4 Pd G W Penny salary 65 00 

4 Pd Mrs B L Sawyer salary . _ _. 35 00 

7 Pd Willev-Moore Hardware Co 10 00 

" 13 Pd G W Mitchell, gro 63 65 

" 14 Rec'd of G W Penny _-. 25 00 

" 15 Rec'd of G W Penny 1100 

" 15 Pd Thomas for digging pit for 

Toilets... 5 00 

Feb 4 Rec'd of G W Penny 11 00 

4 Pd G W Penny, salary 65 00 

4 Pd Mrs BL Sawyer, salary --- 35 00 
9 Rec'd of Rev J W Wood, Wom- 
an's M I C, Scotland Neck ._. 15 00 
" 10 Rec'd of Rev J W Wood, Dr O 

S Brown 50 00 



Total carried forward $1208 59 $1675 10 



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total brought forward . : $1208 59 $1675 10 

11 Pd G W Mitchell, gro 63 93 

Mar 4 Pd G W Penny, salary 55 00 

4 Pd Mrs B L Sawyer, salary.. _ 35 00 

4 Pd T Vuighan, lumber 1160 

" 17 Pd Lane for wood 12 00 

" 17 Pd GW Mitchell for Penny ___ 25 30 

" 17 Pd Weldon Furniture Co __._ 20 00 

' 17 Pd K C Clark, shoeing horse __ 1 00 

" 17 Pd Shepherd for lumber...... 9 00 

" 17 Pd F Lane for hauling 5 50 

" 17 Pd Insurance on building 35 00 

" 18 Pd S Trueblood, guano 6 00 

April 4 Pd Teachers Salary _. 35 00 

4 Rec'd from the Co funds 180 00 

Total receipts $1855 10 

4 Pd G W Mitchell, gro 78 00 

May 4 Pd Teachers salary 35 00 

July 12 Pd G W Mitchell, gro 85 00 

Sept 15 Pd Expenses of Board 7 00 

Totol expenses 1727 92 

Balance in Treas. $ 127 18 

C. P. Anthony, Treas. 

COMMITTEE ON TREASURER'S REPORT. 

We your Committee on the Treasurer's Report beg leave 
to submit the following report: 

We your Committee find the figures as submitted to the 
Association to be correct. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Chm. 
L. N. Neal, Sec. 

COMMITTEE ON REPORT OF TRUSTEE BOARD. 

We your Committee on the Report of the Trustee Board 
of the Neuse River Institute beg to submit the following: 
We wish to say we find the figures as submitted by the 
Secretary to be correct. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, 
L, N. Neal, Sec. 

COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. 

We your Committee on President's Address beg to sub- 
mit the following report: 



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We heartily endorse the address delivered by the Moder- 
ator and endorsed all of his recommendations. 

We especially emphasize and advise that these recommen- 
dations be put in operation at once. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. J W Blacknall, Chm. 
L. N. Neal, Sec. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We your Committee on Education beg leave to report as 
follows. 

Knowing the great necessity of Christian Education and 
Christian Training in the Schools and Institutions of this 
country, and knowing that the spiritual and material lives of 
our boys and girls must reach their highest attainment 
through this great source, we therefore recommend the 
Schools and Institutions of this Association, adopt and do all 
in their power to establish this course. We further very 
urgently persist that the IV inisters of this Association collect 
from their Churches, and bring to this Association at its 
next sitting the 50 cents and 25 cents per capita from all its 
members. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. S. Brown, I. S. Riddick, 

J. W. Blacknall, Dr. A. L. E. Weeks, 

L. N. Neal. J. J. Melton, 

E. A. Taylor, N. L. Horton, 

C. P. Anthony, P. A. Ivey, 

M. P. Sweatt, W. H. Jones, 

Teat Thomas, A. Drewry, 

M. W. Williams, Jr., C. W. Ivey, 
M. E, Martin, A. N. Rice, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCE. 

West Shaw, Chas. Pierce, A. W. Ivey. 

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

C. P. Anthony, J. L. Square, A. C. Tillery. „ 



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Report op the ministerial and trustee boards. 

The Ministerial Board and the Trustee Board of the Neuse 
River Association met in joint session at the First Baptist 
Church, Weldon, N. C. Oct. 17th, 1921. 

Meeting called to order at 12.30 p. m., Devotional Exer- 
cise was conducted by Rev. J. S. Brown and Rev. J. C. 
Melton. 

Notice was read from the Secretary, Rev. M. W. Williams, 
regretting very much not being able to be present. Rev. J. 
W. Blacknall was chosen to act as Secretary. 

The President then gave some very timely remarks, and 
after which gave an outline of the work of the Ministerial 
Board for the day. Rev. J. C. Melton was introduced and 
made welcome to the meeting. Rev. M. P. Sweatt spoke of 
the condition of Rev. H. Clements and motioned that the 
nine dollars that was donated for him (Clements) be sup- 
plemented so as to make it fifteen dollars. It was carried. 

The recommendation of the President that two unions be 
formed was taken up. 

No. 1 was to include Northampton and Halifax Counties. 

No. 2 includes Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson and other ad- 
joining Counties. Officers for Union No. 1. President, Rev. 
C. W. Ivey; Vice-President, Rev. C. Pierce; Recording Sec- 
retary, Rev. W. S. Miller; Corresponding Secretary, W. H. 
Willie; Treasurer, Rev. L. N. Pittman. 

Officers for Union No. 2. President, Rev. J. H. Hinton; 
Vice-President, Rev. Preston Dickens; Recording Secretary, 
Rev. John Lucas; Corresponding Secretary, Rev. I. V. 
Foster; Treasurer chosen from among themselves. 

A motion prevailed that two Missionaries be elected to 
work in conjunction with the Unions, and make monthly re- 
ports to the Treasurer of the Trustee Board of the Neuse 
River Institute, and pay over all money collected for the 
educational work. Rev. W. P. Purnell was chosen Mission- 
ary for Union No 1. Rev. A.C. Tillery was chosen Missionary 
for Union No. 2. The salaries of the Missionaries were 
fixed on a basis of 33! per cent, of all money they collected. 

The following persons were appointed Corresponding Mes- 
sengers to the different bodies; Reedy Creek Association, 
Rev. Amos Bell. Bethany Association, Rev. M. P. Sweatt. 
Old Eastern Rev. J. S. Brown Shiloh No. 1. Rev. W. P. 
Purnell. Shiloh No. 2. Rev. C. W. Ivey. Bulah, Rev. W. 
S. Miller. West Roanoke, Rev. J. W. Blacknall. East Roan- 
oke, Rev. J. C, Melton. Pee Dee, Rev. J. W. Wood. Bear 
Creek, Rev. G. G. Edmonds. Wake Baptist, Rev. L. N. 



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Meal. Johnson District, Rev. P. A. Ivey. National Baptist 
Convention, Rev. J. W. Wood and Rev. J. S. Brown. Lat 
Cary, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Rev J. W. Wood, Rev. L. N. 
Neal, Rev. J. S. Brown and Rev. J. C. Melton. 

The following persons were chosen to preach at the next 
sitting of the Association: Annual Sermon by Rev. J. W. 
Blacknall, Missionary Sermon by Rev. A. C. Tillery, Doctri- 
nal Sermon by Rev. J, S. Brown, Educational Address by 
Rev. L. N. Neal, Temperance Sermon by Rev. G. G. Ed- 
monds. 

On motion it was decided to have twelve hundred minutes 
printed. 

The following persons were elected as Committee on 
Printing and Distributing Minutes: Rev. M. W. Williams, 
Rev. J. W. Wood and Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

Thus ended the work of the Ministerial Board. 

J. W. Wood, President. 
J, W. Blacknall, Act Sec. 

The Trustee Board of the Neuse River Institute took 
charge. 

The President, Rev. P. L. Boone, being sick, the Vice- 
President, Bro. Cary Alston, took the chair. 

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

Rev. J. W. Wood reported some of the work of a special 
committee appointed in the last meeting of the Board, after 
which Prof. Neal stated concerning a conference he had 
with the County Supt. He stated that he had secured the 
services of two teachers that was approved of by the County 
Supt. viz: Miss Donnie Jones and Miss Essie Shellman, at a 
salary according to their certificates. 

Prof. Neal further stated he could not take charge of the 
work of the school unless he was given full controll of same, 
and the responsibility placed on him, and that he must be 
paid according to the certificate which he had $1.25 per 
month. On motion the Board agreed to pay the Principal 
one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month. 

The following persons were appointed to draw up the con- 
tract with Prof. Neal: Bro. C. P. Anthony, Bro. Cary 
Alston, Bro. A. Drewry, Rev. J, W. Wood and Rev. M. P. 
Sweatt. On motion one hundred and fifty dollars be left in 
the Associational Treasury for printing minutes and other 
purposes, and the remainder be turned over to the Treasurer 
of the Trustee Board, The President, Secretary and Treas- 
urer were elected as the Executive Committee to make 
suitable arrangements- with the Principal of the school with- 



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out going to the expense of calling the "Board together at odd 
times. There being no further business the Board adjourned 
with prayer by Rev. J. C. Melton. 

Bro. Cary Alston, act. Pres. 

J. W. Blacknall, act. Sec'y. 



PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ADDRESS. 

Brother Vice-President, Messengers and friends, the 
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the 
Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you 
all, amen. 2nd Cor. 14th Chapter, 14th verse. Greater 
words than these have not been spoken to the sons of men, 
and I count myself happy that at this your 55th annual 
gathering I may with all emphasis repeat to each of you 
with the fullness of my heart these sacred and solemn words. 
Twelve months ago we met in Tillery, N. C, and every 
thing looked hopeful except a few disagreements which we 
have and have always had, but we had hoped that a wave 
of righteousness would have swept aside all barriers and let 
into the world a new order of things, but Christian civiliza- 
tion hand in hand with high religious ideals go forth to win 
new fields and open new avenues. 

My mind reverts to the scenes- en acted around the bedside 
of the Patriarch Jacob, and these word's come home to me: 
The sceptre shall not depart from Judea, nor a lawgiver 
from between his feet until Shiloh come, and unto him shall 
the gathering of the people be Gen. 49th Chapter 10th 
verse. Our success depends upon our own efforts. Every 
man is the architect of his own fortune, and the weal or 
woe of any race rests absolutely and entirely in his own 
hands. I come to you with this message, for you are the 
chosen leaders of the world, and the unlimited and unpara- 
leled influence of the ministry gives to heaven its hopes 
for the world's salvation. 

I desire to call your attention to the fact that a mission 
higher and nobler than that intrusted to you has not been 
given to angels. 

The lamb for sinners slain met the kings of the earth and 
silenced their criticisms. He stood before Pilot's bar and 
after a careful examination by a prejudicial court, was pro- 
nounced perfect and without spot or blemish, and then as a 
ransome died on Calvary's brow, slept in the Sepulchre, and 
on the third day swept aside the ashes of the grave, laughed 
at corruption, made the power of Heaven his chariots, Sits 



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yonder in the realm of peace and joy, expecting that all will 
do as he has commanded us. Matt. 28:19, 20, Go ye and 
preach and teach them. May I ask do you hold that com- 
mission more sacred than your life, and can the captain of 
our salvation depend on you? True ministers are men sent 
to deliver glad tidings of great joy to acquaint people with 
God's thoughts and purposes about us, to bring light in our 
darkness, and to fill the heart with songs of gladness. We 
should find delight in it, and never find time for strife and 
bitterness. Such men are needed to day, genuine messen- 
gers of God, envoys extraordinary from the court of heaven, 
Sometimes they come in succession and sometimes single 
handed, but they receive their commission directly from 
God, for he said ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen 
you. and ordained you that you should bring forth fruit, 
John 15th Chapter and 16th verse. Thus we are taught that 
when he ascended on high he led captivity captive, and gave 
gifts to men. Some apostles, some prophets, some evan- 
gelists, some pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the 
Saints, for the work of the ministry for the edifying of 
the body of Christ. Eph. 4th Chapter and 13th verse. 
Then let every man abide in some calling wherever he 
is called do his duty there. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. 

We must educate or we must perish is as true to-day as 
when first spoken in days gone by, and no education is com- 
plete or possess value unless accomplished under Christian 
influence, so that we need to educate our children and not 
leave it to others. The hope of the coming generation, and 
of the church, yea of the world depends upon Christian ed- 
ucation. We need to see God in every thing. Let the world 
of mankind recognize the fatherhood of God and the brother- 
hood of man, then will the lion and the lamb lie down to- 
gether and a little child shall lead them. 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1 Devotional Exercises. 

2 Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3 Enrolling the names of Messengers. 

4 Appointment of Committees to-wit:— On Hours of 
Meeting and Adjourning; Committee on Finance; Commit- 
tee on Resolutions; Committee on Temperance; Committee 
on Education. 

5 Report of Treasurer. 

6 Report of Ministerial Board. 

7 Appointment of Committee on Time and Place. 

8 Report of Various Committees. 

9 Election of Officers. 

10 Report of Board of Trustees. 

11 Discussion of Various Topics Relative to Church Work. 



RULES OF ORDER, 



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The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2 Not more than one person shall speak at once, who 
shall rise and address the Moderator by the word "Brother." 

3 The person thus speaking shall not be interrupted until 
he is through, unless he is out of order. 

4 The person speaking shall strictly adhere to the subject 
and shall in no wise reflect on the person who spoke before, 
but shall state the case so as to give his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1 The Association shall be known as the Neuse 
River Missionary Baptist Association. Its object shall be to 
promote the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at 
home and in foreign lands to insure a more intelligent minis- 
try and bring about a true Christian fellowship in the 
churches of our Association. To provide a religious training 
for our youth. The officers shall be a President, Vice- 
President, Treasurer, Auditor, Recording and Corresponding 
Secretary, who shall be elected annually. 

Art. 2 This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members 
of said churches and also of annual and life members— annual 
members by payment of one dollar annually, and life members 
by the payment of five dollars, shall be entitled to seats. 



Art. 3 Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellow- 
ship, those baptized, those received by letter, those dismissed 
by letter, those excommunicated, those deceased, and the 
number of Sabbath School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4 The members chosen to discharge these duties 
shall have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have 
ecclesiastical power over churches of this Association, and no 
church shall intrude on the dignity as to the power of the 
pastor, while in the faithful performance of his pastorial 
duties. And no pastor of a Baptist Church of this Associa- 
tion shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members, and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the 
church shall have been paid. Any minister or ministers who 
shall be known to interfere with another minister's church, 
thereby causing a disturbance between the members and 
pastors, shall be dealt with by the Ministerial Board as it 
thinks proper. And it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend 
and maintain the Constitution of the same. 

Art. 5 Churches desiring to become members of this 
Association shall petition by letter or messenger, and upon 
examination, if found in order, it shall be the duty of the 
Moderator to give the right hand of fellowship to the mes- 
sengers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or 
any church or churches desiring to withdraw from this As- 
sociation, must do so by a letter or messenger, requesting a 
letter of dismission. When this Association has granted the 
request, and such church or churches, have united with some 
regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the Association 
receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, their or its connection with this Associa- 
tion shall cease. 

Art. 6 Every church in this Association shall be entitled 
to representation in this Association, and shall send from 
one to two messengers, and shall send funds to this Associa- 
tion according to the rules laid down in the minutes. No 
church, however, shall send more than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be left to 
the discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated 
or not. 



Art 8 This Association shall furnish churches with the 
minutes of this Association. The method of furnishing 
them shall be left to the Association. 

Art. 9 We believe it necessary to have an Associational 
fund to pay the expenses of the Association; therefore each 
church belonging to the Association is required to pay the 
amount which shall be designated by the Association at its 
session. . - • 

Art. 10 The minutes of the previous session shall be read 
and corrected if necessary. The Association shall have 
power to inquire the reason why churches do not at any time 
of its sittings represent themselves in this Association. 

Art. 11 This Association shall have power to withdraw 
from any church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Art. 12 This Association shall ordain no person to preach 
the Gospel who does not possess the qualifications laid down 
in the Scriptures by St. Paul, and who cannot read under- 
standing^ and write legibly. The churches are required to 
adopt the same rule in licensing applicants. 

Art. 13 The Association shall have power to adjourn to 
any future time and place thought most convenient to the 
churches. 

Art. 14. This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the 
President of the Association with the Secretary of the Asso- 
ciation as Secretary of the Board whose duty it shall be to 
carry out the unfinished work of the Association when the 
Association is not in session, and whatever other duties re- 
lating to the protection of the Associational work. 

Art. 15 The Constitution is subject to alteration by a 
two-thirds vote of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of 
knowing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the 
credentials to ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out 
by the President and Secretary, and the price to be paid for 
them be 50 cents. A. J. Jackson. 



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. RESOLUTIONS 1908. 

. Whereas most of the founders of this Association (the 
Neuse River) are now dead and their names should not be 
forgotten. 

Resolved that their names have a permanent place in our 
minutes, and be published from year to year that future 
generations may read and learn the founders. 

Humbly submitted, A. J. Jackson. 

LIST OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

It was organized in what is now called ''The Old Church," 
hear the Roanoke River in 1866 in the Town of Halifax, N. 
C, therefore the Association was named and styled "The 
Roanoke Association'" by the following named brethren: 

Rev. A. N. Buck Halifax, N. C. 

A. J. Jackson Halifax, 

John Lynch Halifax, " 

Joseph Bazemore Weldon, " 

" Sandy Fenner Halifax, *' 

Jack Johnson 

" Allen Mosely LaGrange, " 

John Washington 

Hull Grimes 

" Reid - 

Nathaniel Martin Carter' s Chapel , 

Lovely s Brown 

Isham Moore 

Harry Austin 

" A. B. Williams 

" Eagles Warren ton. '■ 

Benj. Spicer 

" Edward Hill 

When the Association met in Goldsboro, N. C, 1870, it had 
been learned that another Association had been organized 
bearing the same name, so the brethren decided to drop the 
name "Roanoke*' and take the name of "Neuse.'" The above 
are the names as given me by Rev. A. J. Jackson. He said 
that he could not recollect the Christian names of all, but 
that he thought from one to another, in time, the full name 
of each one in the organization would appear in our minutes. 

Secretary. 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas the Neuse River Institute is a standing object of 



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the Neuse River Association, and whereas that the Associa- 
tion is composed of Pastors and Messengers sent from 
Churches belonging- to this Association 

Resolved, that all Unions, Associations and Conventions 
held in the churches and supported by the churches of this 
Association, after the expenses are paid all other money be 
given to the above object. 

Humbly submitted, M. P. Sweatt. 



RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED 1882. 

Whereas the preaching of the Gospel is a most responsible 
charge, the success of which depends upon an extensive 
knowledge of the word of God, and 

Whereas, we believe when God calls a person to bear his 
message to the world, that he also makes that person willing 
to prepare himself for that important calling, and 

Whereas, we believe that a willingness to study on the 
part of the fact that he has been called, therefore 

Resolved, that all applicants for ordination shall be ex- 
amined on the following branches of study: Reading, Spell- 
ing, Writing, Geography, History— both sacred and profane — 
Theology, Church Discipline, (Hiscock) and the Bible. 
Rev. R. F. Faison, 0. B. Alston, 

W, T. McDaniel, H. L. Solomon, 

Committee. 

STANDING RESOLUTIONS — THE TWO FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, it is a denominational standard of the Baptist 
not to appoint ministers for churches except a church can 
appoint or call a minister for itself. Therefore be it 

Resolved, that the ministers and pastors of the Neuse 
River Association will not enter any pulpit except our own, 
unless we are invited by the pastor in charge. 

Humbly submitted, R. I. Walden. 

COMMITTEE ON TAXATION FEE— 1891. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to report as follows: 
Churches that have a membership of 800 to 1000 and over, 
shall pay $10; churches numbering from 500 to 700 shall pay 
$7; churches numbering from 300 to 500 shall pay $5: 
churches numbering less than 300 shall pay $2. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. H. White, W. R. Shaw, 
W. R. Mason A. N. Buck, 

Committee. 



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Whereas, the Constitution of this Association says that 
the members of it shall be ministers and delegates sent from 
churches-belonging to this Association. Be it 

Resolved, that we do not allow any ordained minister or 
licentiate minister's name to appear in our minutes who does 
not meet the Association in person or by letter at its annual 
sitting. H. L. Barco. 



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Official Roster, Woman's Auxiliary 

NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-President Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg, 

Rec. Secretary Mrs. F. C. Talley, Weldon, 

Asst. Secretary. ... Mrs. C. B. James, Scotland Neck, 
Cor. Secretary. _. Mrs. L. B. Mebane, Rocky Mount, 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon, 

Auditor .Mrs. J. H. Martin. Rocky Mount, 

County Presidents. 

Mrs. S. A. Stovall Nash County 

" J. H Martin " 

" C. B. Sessoms 

" Cora Odom Edgecomb, 

" Victoria Hale ...Halifax, 

" Ann Whitfield Wilson, 

" Josephine Peebles Northampton, 

" Hattie Bynum _. 

Executive Board. 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony, Chairman, Mrs. Jane Richards 

" C. B. James Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

" J. S. Brown, Mrs. J. W. Wood 

" M. E. Clanton ._ Mrs. J. Peebles 

Union Officers. 

President ____Mrs. Cora Odom 

Vice-President Mrs. Nettie Townsend 

Secretary Mrs. Maggie Perry 

Treasurer . Frs. S. A. Stovall 

Cor. Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

Halifax County Field Workers. 

President Mrs. Bettie F. Pittman, Enfield, N. C. 

Vice- President. ■+ Cora L. Lyon, 



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MINUTES. 



The Woman's Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association 
met at the First Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C, Rev. P. 
L. Boone Pastor, Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th, 1921. 

FRIDAY— Afternoon Session. 

Praise Service conducted by Sisters Ellen Brown and S. A. 
Stovall. Opening song, "My soul be on thy guard," Scrip- 
ture lesson James II Chapter. Prayer by Sister Mariah 
Demery. After expressions by the Sisters the service was 
closed and the meeting was opened for business. The Pres- 
ident took charge and Sister Lyons, of Enfield, was intro- 
duced to the Auxiliary. In a few brief remarks she allied her- 
self to the work. Welcome address by Sister Jane Richards 
in behalf of the Missionary Society. Sister Richards ex- 
tended a most hearty welcome. A few remarks of welcome 
in behalf of St. Peter's Baptist Church by Sister Mariah 
Demery. Collection, amount 90 cents. 

FRIDAY— Night Session. 

Praise Service conducted by Sisters Sallie Spiers and Sylvia 
Ivey. Opening song, "At the cross." Scripture lesson by 
Sister Ivey. Matt. 26th Chapter. Prayer by Sister Spiers. 
Praise Service closed. Welcome Address on part of church 
by Mrs. J. A. Alston. In a few brief remarks Mrs. Alston 
most beautifully welcomed us to her church and city. Re- 
sponse by Miss Ella Haggans. Remarks by Dr. T. A. Tinsley. 
Song by the choir, "Come thou Almighty King." Scripture 
lesson Romans 12 Chapter. Prayer by Mr. J. S. Browning. 
Sermon by Rev. J. W. Wood, Text Ecct. 12th Chapter, 13th 
verse, Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear 
God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty 
of man. Collection $4.00. Doxology. Benediction. 

SATURDAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Auxiliary met at 3:00 o'clock p. m. Praise Service 
was conducted by Sisters Hettie Clark and Bettie Pittman. 
Scripture lesson the 25th Psalm. The services were closed 
and the house was opened for business. The annual duas 

was called for and collected to the amount of— The 

President recognised some visitors in the audience, among 



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which was Mrs. Bruce Mitchell who gave some very encour- 
aging remarks, and allied herself to the work. Expressions 
by Sister Donnie Jones who made some interesting remarks. 
Mrs. J. Alston then made some timely remarks, making 
some inquiries, if being a member of this Auxiliary meant 
that you could not represent elsewhere? The President 
then endorsed these inquiries, explaining plainly that you 
could work anywhere that you wished to. Our Corresponding 
Secretary was with us. She did not feel like herself as she 
was sick, but she gave to us some very instructive remarks. 
The annual dues were collected, amount $6.75. Rev. J. W. 
Ligon. Editor of the Baptist Union Reformer, was present, 
he came forward and made an interesting talk on the Bap- 
tist Brotherhood, commended our work and urged that the 
ladies would buy the paper, a Denominational paper. The 
topic was beautifully discussed by Sisters Sessom, Alston 
and Pittman. Sister Mollie Williams, co-worker, reported 
$2.25, general call 80 cents, total $9.80. The meeting was 
then turned over to the W. I. C. , Mrs. J. W. Wood President, 
Mrs. F C. Talley, Secretary. 

SATURDAY-Night Session. 

The Woman's Auxiliary to the Neuse River Association 
met at the First Baptist Church of Weldon at 8:00 o'clock 
p. m-, September 18th, 1921. Song by the choir. Scripture 
Lesson the 6th Chapter of Romans by Rev. Ligon, of Raleigh. 

Prayer was offered by Rev. The President then 

made some announcements, then Rev. Jones preached for us a 
soul-stirring sermon; subject: Are we paying our taxes to 
the Lord? The President so beautifully delivered her an- 
nual address that it will be placed on the minutes. Collec- 
tions to the amount of $19.60 and 13.60 and $3.00 general 
collection. Miss McDaniel of S. N. sang a beautiful solo. A 
collection was taken for her to the amount of $9.30. The 
Corresponding Secretary made her report and having raised 
$2.00. After making the disbursements we adjourned to 
meet at Enfield 1922. 






REPORTS OF DELEGATES, 

Mariah Demery, St. Peters, Weldon $ 8 00 

Hettie Clark, ShilohS. N 15 00 

Ellen Brown, Carter's Chapel 14 00 

Annie Whitfield, Elm City 

Cora Odum, 1st Baptist, Battleboro 8 50 

Bettie Pittman, 1st Baptist, Enfield 2 00 

V. L. H., Cro wells Baptist Church, Enfield 1 00 

Carrie L. Lyon, St. Paul, Enfield 10 00 

Susie Stonwall, Bethlehem, Rocky Mount 1 50 

St. James - — . 6 00 

Jane Richards, 1st Baptist, Weldon 14 00 

Josephine Peebles, Roanoke Chapel Sunshine Band.__ 1 00 

Roger Cheek $ 1 00 

Boyette 1 00 

J. W.Wood 1 00 

Josephine Peebles 1 00 

CoraB. James 1 00 

Hettie Clark _._- - 1 00 

S. H. Stovall 1 00 

Charlotte Merritt 1 00 

Matthew Martin 100 

Fannie C. Talley 1 00 

Jane Richards . 1 00 

Mollie Williams 1 00 

Mariah Demery 100 

Mary Scott 25 

Victoria Hale 1 00 

Annie Whitfield 1 00 

MEMBERSHIP ROLL. 

Jane Richards 25 

Cora B. James 25 

BettieB. Pittman 25 

Victoria Hale 25 

Victoria Hale.. 100 

Josephine Peebles „ 25 

Carrie L. Lyons 25 

J. Alston.. _. 25 

Charlotte Merritt 25 

Mariah Demery ._ . 25 

C. B. Sessom 25 

Annie Whitfield 25 

Bruce Mitchell _.. . _ 25 



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Mary Clanton 25 

Mrs. J. W. Wood 25 

Miss R. L. McDaniel 25 

L. V. McBanu 25 

Hettie Clark -. 25 

To the Woman's Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association, 

Greeting: The W. I. Circle of Scotland Neck reported as 
follows. 

Caroline Jones 25 

Hattie Bynum 25 

Lucy Roland 25 

Everline Ethengam 25 

Mattie Jones 25 

Pearl Arrington 25 

Sudie Philips 50 

Lucy Jones 25 

Donnie Jones 25 

Miss Lula Williams 25 

Lillie Hawkins 25 

CIRCLES REPRESENTED. 

1st Baptist, Weldon, P. L. Boone, Pastor, Jane Rich- 
ards, Delegate, Representation Fee 1 00 

Education 14 00 

Total $15 00 

Roanoke Chapel, Garysburg, J. A. Whitakers, Pas- 
tor, Josephine Peebles Delegate. Representation Fee $1 00 

Carter's Chapel, Thelma, Ellen Brown Delegate. 

Representation Fee 1 00 

Piano Fund 2 00 

Education 11 00 

Total _ _.$14 00 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck, J. H, Melton, Pastor, Hettie 
Clark Delegate. 

Representation Fee $ 1 00 

Education 14 00 

Piano Fund 2 00 

Total .. Ma — *.**..**- ** ..„..$17 00 



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St. Peter's, Weldon, H. H. Hart, Pastor, Mariah 
Demery, Delegate 

Representation Fee $ 1 00 

Education 7 00 

Total $ 8 00 

1st Baptist, Elm City, Annie Whitfield, Delegate. 

RECEIVED FROM ALL SOURCES ON PIANO. 

Carter's Chapel $ 2 00 

F. F. Batts 5 00 

First Baptist, Enfield 4 50 

Miss Ella Hagans 5 00 

W. T. Circle 69 00 

Nov. Rally 11 61 

Mrs. J. Peebles, Co. Worker 23 80 

Mrs. Carrie Lyons 2150 

Mrs. Bettie Pittman 20 25 

From all sources 223 15 

MONEY COLLECTED FOR THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY. 

Mount Gilbert Baptist Church $ 1 60 

Galilee Baptist Church 75 

Little Zion Baptist Church 5 00 

Total amount $ 7 35 

Expenses R. R. fare 48 

Balance $ 6 87 

Mrs. C. H. Merritt, 

Halifax County Vice-President, 
August 15th, 1921. 

REPORT OF ANNIE WHITFIELD, 

First Baptist Church, Lucama, N. C, Bro Crocket. 

Pastor ~-$ 50 

Macedonia Church, Lucama, N. C. , Bro. Horten, 

Pastor 100 

Sandy Fork Church, Horten, Pastor 2 25 

Cherry's Chapel, Rev. Hinton. Pastor ... 3 08 

First Baptist Church, Elm City, Rev. Arrington, 

Pastor 2 00 

William Chapel Church, Rev. Thorn, Pastor 1 20 

Total ........... ......$10 03 



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Given sick $3 75 

Amount to distress 1 00 

Visits to sick 54 

Meals given to sick 11 



CONSTITUTION 

GOVERNING THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY, NEUSE 

RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

PREAMBLE. 

We, the Women within the bounds of the Neuse River 
Association feeling grateful to Almighty God for raising us 
from a life of servitude and degradation, and exalting us to 
Christian Womanhood where we are able to stand side by 
side with man, desiring to show our gratefulness first to God 
from whom all blessings flow, and to the great and grand 
old men of the Neuse River Association (although some have 
gone into the land beyond) we are struggling to do Mission- 
ary and Educational Work, by helping them to proselyte the 
great work undertaken, do adopt this Constitution. 

ARTICLE I. -Name. 

This Organization shall be known as the Woman's Auxili- 
ary to the Neuse River Association. 

ARTICLE II-Object. 

The object of the Auxiliary shall be permanently to assist 
in the Educational Work of the Neuse River Institution at 
Weldon, and to do Home and Foreign Mission Work, through 
the Missionary and Educational Circles 

ARTICLE III. -Members. 

The membership shall be represented by annual and life 
representation. Any Missionary or Educational Circle, Union, 
Children's Sunshine Band may be represented in this Aux- 
iliary by paying $1.00 per delegate. Any woman in good 
standing in any regular Missionary Baptist Church may be- 
come a member by paying 25 cents annually, a life member 
by paying $2.50 at one payment. 

ARTICLE IV— Officers. 
Officers shall be a President, Vice-President at large, one 



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County Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Assistant Sec- 
retary, Corresponding Secretary, Auditor, Treasurer and 
Advisory Board. 

ARTICLE V.— Duties of Officers 

The President shall preside over the meetings of this body 
and see that the objects of the organization are strictly ad- 
hered to. At her absence the Vice-President at large shall 
serve. The President and Corresponding Secretary sign all 
orders on Treasurer. The County Vice-President shall or- 
ganize Missionary and Educational Circles in their respective 
Counties by appointing District Vices to assist them where 
necessary, and collect money for the Auxiliary. Every 
quarter they shall report to the Corresponding Secretary, 
sending her names of Church and Society, also name of Presi- 
dent and Secretary of Circle organized and amount of money 
collected. The traveling expenses of these workers must be 
paid out of funds collected. The Convention will not be re- 
sponsible for their expenses. The District President must 
report monthly to their County President, and she to the 
Corresponding Secretary. 

The Recording Secretary shall keep a strict and accurate 
record of the proceedings of the body, compile the minutes 
for the press, and see that they are in the hands of the Cor- 
responding Secretary at least three months after the ad- 
journing of the Auxiliary. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall keep in touch with 
every County and District President and Missionary Circle 
by visiting their respective fields as often as necessary, she 
shall organize Circles where none exists, keep up the regu- 
lar correspondence, and give general information and co- 
operation when necessary. She must make annually at each 
session of the Neuse River Association a financial and gene- 
ral report of all work done by her and the Convention during 
the year, turn over all money for the Neuse River Institute 
to them, and the same must appear in the minutes of the 
Neuse River Association. The postage and traveling ex- 
penses of all officers shall be furnished by the Board. 

The Auditor shall audit the accounts of Corresponding 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall receive all money belonging to this 
body from the Corresponding Secretary who shall furnish 
receipt for same when done. 

The Advisory Board shall consist of twelve members, com- 
prising the general officers of the Auxiliary, three members 
at large and three from the general Board. 



89 
ARTICLE VI.— Amendment. 

The Constitution may be amended only at any regular 
session, provided notice has been given the year previous. 
Two-thirds membership must be present. 

Time and Place. 

The Time and Place must be governed by the General Body. 

Order op Business. 

1. Opened by Devotional Exercises, Closed by Benedic- 
tion and Prayer. 

2. Enrollment of Delegates. 

3. Appointing Committees on Hours of Meeting and Ad- 
journment. On Finance. On Temperance. On Resolutions. 
On New Circles. 

4. Annual Address by President. 

5. Report of Various Committees. 

6. Report of Treasurer and Auditor. 

7. Report of County and District Presidents. 

8. Report of Executive Board. 

9. Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

10. Echoes from Delegates. 

11. Discussions. 



STATISTICAL T_A.I 



NAMES OF CHURCHES 



COUNTY. 



1st Baptist, Halifax 

1st Baptist. Weldon 

Vaughan Chapel 

1st Baptist, Elm City 

1st Baptist, Battleboro 

1st Baptist, Fremont 

New Hope. Edgecombe 

Gaston Baptist 

Salem Chapel 

Mt. Olive 

Cherry Chapel 

Washington Branch. 

CoolSpring- 

Carter's Chapel 

Oak Grove 

St Peter's 

Ebernezer Baptist 

Red Oak 

Sandy Fork 

Brook's Chapel 

Parker's Chapel 

New Hope 

Hickory View 

Galilee. 

Simon Grove 

Twilight 

Roanoke Chapel 

Union Branch. 

Saint Shibh. 

ZionHill 

White Oak 

St. Stephen 

1st Baptist, R. Rapids 

Hart's Chapel 

Mt. Zion 

Cedar Creek 

Pleasant Hill 

Sandy Fork 

CroweP:: Cross Roads 

West Weldon 

Olive Chapel- 

St. James 

Mason Grove 

Mt. Herman. 

Eastern Star .. 

Leg-get's Chapel 

St. Paul 

Bethlehem 

Mt. Hope 

Shepherd's Grove 

White Hill 

Bethlehem 

Hill Chapel 

St. Luke 

Allen's Grove 

Union Grove 

Red Hill. 

Pleasant Hill 

Neuse River M. & D. Union 

Little Zion 

Macedonia 

Morning Star 

Bethlehem 

Jordan's Hill 

St. Chanel _ 

Mark's Chapel. 

Anison's Chapel 

Quankey Chapel 

Old Folks Home 

Gassalonia . - 

1st Baptist. Enfield 

New Bethel 

Morning Star 

Little Hope 

Tar River M. & D. Union.. 

Southern Grove 

Shady Grove 

Lebanon. 

Lovely Hill 

Jerusalem 

Mt. Cavalry 

1st African Baptist 

Chestnut Grove 

St. Mark __^_ 

Roanoke Salem _ 

Shiloh Baptist, S. Neck ... 

Smith's Chapel ... 

Daniel's Chapel : 

Pittman's Grove _ 

St. Paul's, Enfield. 

Tilery's Chapel 

St, John's Nash 

Smith's Chapel Org. 1879. . 



Halifax 
Halifax 
Wilson 



PASTORS AND POST OFFICES 



PL Boone, Weldon 

George Hinton, Tarboro. 

Wilson -_ _.|N H Arrington, Enfield. 

Edgecombe J W Wood, Weldon 

Wayne |JT Deans, Wilson 

Edgecombe 

Northampton - 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Wilson 



CLERKS AND THEIR P. O, 



Hali ax 
Northampton 

Halifax 

Nash 

Nash 

Wilson 



W B Burgess, Aurelian Springs 

J W Wood, Weldon 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck 

Henry Drake. Rocky Mount 

George Hinton, Tarboro 

Edgecombe JGeorge Hinton, Tarboro 

Northampton _!J W Wood, Weldon. __ 

E A Tavlor, Scotland Neck 

W T Edmonds, Weldon 

H H Hart, Tarboro 

W G Edmonds, Emporia, Va 

E S Lucas. Elm City 

E S Lucas, Elm City 

Wilson jC W Ivey, Rosemary 

Northampton _|LG Outlaw, Jackson. 

Nash .. [Amos Bell, Enfield 

Edgecombe P Dickens, Rocky Mount 

Halifax 'Richard Cooper, Windsor 

Halifax O B Alston, Jackson 

Halifax IMP Sweatt, Garysburg 

Northampton J J A Whitaker, Enfield 

Edgecombe S Pittman, Rocky Mount 

Nash IT S Riddick. Parmele 

Halifax 'E A Taylor. Scotland Neck 

Halifax P A Ivey, Thelma 

Edgecombe H H Hart. Rockv Mount 

Halifax ;P A Ivey, Halifax 

Edgecombe Berrv Powell. Rocky Mount, R. No. 5. 

Northampton . FL Bullock. Enfield 

Halifax R C Clark, Scotland Neck 



Northampton .DL Tiilery, Rich Square 

Nash N L Horton. Clayton 

Halifax Mack Nicholson, Enfield 

Halifax C W Ivey, Rosemary 

Nash George Hinton, Tarboro 

Edgecombe JH Martin- Rocky Mount 

Brunswick, Va J E Huff, Henrico... 

Edgecombe. ... J E Willams, Rocky Mount ... 

Edgecombe.. _. J H Ricks. Suffolk. Va. 

Edgecombe T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

Nash .... ED Taylor. Woods 

Northampton .jPeter C Davis, Warrenton 

Northampton _[E A Tavlor, Scotland Neck 

Halifax |j D Whitfield, Margarettsville. 

Halifax [Mack Nicholson, Enfield 

Nash 

Northampton _W M Turner, Jackson 

Edgecombe Jasper Williams, Rocky Mount- 
Halifax C Pierce. Halifax 

Wayne E Hooker, Lucama 



Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Edgecombe. 



J R Co«l. D. D , Whitakers. 

A L E Weeks. Wilson 

DReid, Whitakers 



Halifax C H Baker, Tiilery 



Wilson 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Warren 



N L Horton, Clavton 

W H Walker, Warsaw .. _ 
R C Clark. Scotland Neck 
Rennie Bullock, Manson.. 



Halifax !p A Ivey, Thelma. 



Edgecombe W G Edmonds, North Fmporia. Va 

Pitt. W W Williams. Hassell 

Halifax P A Ivey. Thelma 

Wayne .. _. Mrs Fannie Whitley 

Brunswick, Va;T Zoliicoffer, Thelma 

Halifax J R Coel. Whitakers 

Halifax GG Edmonds Enfield. ._ 

Edgecombe ;R B Walstnn. Battlebero, R. 1, Box 17 

Nash J RStansberry, Halifax 

Oeorge Hinton 

C H Ryan, Fremont 

W T Edmonds, Weldon 



C C Johnson 

J H Boyd 

Riddkk Webb, Wilson 

B b Jordan, Elm City 

.Spencer Odom, Battleboro 

jl)R Davis, Fremont 

: Wesley Revis, Battleboro 

JE W Edmonds, Henrico 

Robert Hines, Tarboro 

Robert M -.lone. Rocky Mount 

|Sisier Mary Lawrence, Elm City 

ISister Hattie Williams, Fountain 

iM J Moore, Garysburg 

Hardy Powers, Rosemary 

E G Sykes. Garysburg 

Walter Parham Weldon 

Lewis Peppen, Rocky Mount 

M C Rieks, Spring Hope 

B R Lucas .- 

Henrietta Woodard, Wilson, R 6, Box 111 

G H Johnson, Jackson 

Robert Ricks, Whitakers, R. 5 Box 34 
Harriet Parker, Kocky Mt. R. 6 B. 104 

D A Marrow. Tiilery, R. 1 Box 56 

TH Spruill. Rosemary 

J S White, Weldon 

M W Amos, Garysburg 

Sister Mary Cray, Rocky Mount ... 

Lewis Harrison, Whitakers, R. 2 

G S Alston. Littleton 

F W Wilkins. Enfield, R. 2 Box 24 ... 

T W Howell. Tarboro ... 

Jas. H Ivev. Rosemary 

M E Bullock, Rocky Mt., R. 5 Box 132 

R P Ivev, Margarettsville 

James Battle, Enfield. R. 1 

Sister Dora Dancy, Scotland Neck 

Davis Jones, Wilson, R. 1 Box 113 — . 

J J Johnson. Enfield 

Sister Nannie Smallwood, Rosemary 

Mary E Wright Sharpsburg 

M G Marshall. Rocky Mount, 

Sister Lovile Brown. Valentine. Va.. 

Johnnie Umphrey, Rocky Mount 

John Mayo. Tarboro 

F Dicken, Tarboro . . .. — 

T L Harrison, Rocky Mt. R. 3 Box 39__ 

WC Coats, Seaboard 

S .Teffry, Jackson 

J R Merritt. Weldon 

Edward Anderton, Weldon 

A B Lucas, Rocky Mt. R. 2 _. 

Haywood Demorv, Jr. Jackson 

Jerry Shaw, Rocky Mount 

R B Pierce. Halifax 

Daniel Richardson, Fremont 

J J Hart Whitakers .... 

W H Scott, Enfield. R. 3 Box59__. 

Westly Revis. Battlebaro 

J R Merritt, Halifax 

R A World, Black Creek 

Austin Pi 'man, Whitakers 

P P Kees, Whitakers. R. 4 Box 14 

Sister Mary A George. Macon 

John T Fox, Enfield, R 2 Box 43. _ 

D i"» Cooper, Rocky Mount 

J H Redman, Macelefield 

B F Howell, Rosemary 



MESENGERS. 



J M Pierce 

A Drewry, J Smith Jones 

George Hinton 

N D Winstead. J William 
George Whitaker, Spence 

C H Rvan, D R Davis 

G H Whitfield 

W H Johnson 

Hinton 

Henry Drake . 

Ji.hn Weaver 

Geo. Hinton 

J L Square — ... — 

M E Martin, A G Jenkins 

EG Sykes 

G WRing 

James Clark 

Norman Battle 

By letter 

A Woodard 

S L Goode, S L Foreman. 
W M Homes, A T Taylor- 
John H Parker 

Paul H Jones 

I H Spruill 

Teat Thomas, James John 

Jas. H Pittman - 

Charley Davis 

K L Lewis, Charley Willis 
G S Alston, J H Williams 

P A Ivey 

Will Hart 

T J Smallwood 

P B Bullock 

Ben Darden 

O D Archer 

B B Bellamy ... 

Peter Deans, John Powell 

J J Johnson 

J J J Smallwood 

George Pender 

F W Davis, Plummer Dav 

•Toe House 

J E Williams 

Thomas Jones 

T V Foster.... 

J H Harrison, Sam Davis 

.Ta=. H Roberts..- 

J B Peebles, S Jeffry .__. 

Lucious Sheran 

Aaron Anderton 

Dallas Pridgen 

Major Durham 

Lewis Shaw 

Rev C Pierce 

J C Aycock _ 

n Ried W E Quinichect _ 
W W Hardv, Jesse McWil 

DRied 

Josepe Magee — 

N L Horton 

W H Walker 

John Tiilery 

T W Gardener, John Thro 

Matt Davis 

Green HilHard 

Jafie Harris 

D Parker __ 



Johnston 
Halifax . 
Halifax . 
Halifax 
Edgecombe . 



W TFdmonds, Weldon 

W M Wiggins. Soring Hill. 

Halifax |J R Coel. Whitakers 

Wayne Fred M Davis. Wilson.. 



Halifax 
•JSderecembw- 



Northampton _ 
Halifax 
Halifax ... 

Halifax 

Edg-ecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Nash 

Halifax 



D L Tiilery. Rich Square. 
-_ i j — i '.riu> aker. '•"rrfield 



J W Blacknall, Garvsburg 

J C Melton, Smithfield ... 

A Boone, Suffolk. Va 

N H Arrington. Enfie'd 

Berry Powell. Rocky Mount 
JW Wood, Weldon 

W M Wiggins. Spring Hill . 

J H Martin. Rockv Mount. Box 164 
H H Hall, Scotland Neck 



A J White, Gasburg. Va 

Jacob Howins-ton. Enfield 

Leah Whitaker. Enfield t ._. 

Hattie Jenkins. Pockv Mt. R. 6 Box 84 

"ichard Hodges, Rocky Mount 

P B Bullock. Hart Ease .. 

James Riehardson. Ker.ly, R 3 Box 96 

Rehpcca B Davis, Tiller^!, Box 18 

R Williams, Halifax. R. 2 Box 47 ... 

VTat!tie Dawson. TilWy 

F. W Watson. Whitakers 

William Smith, Fnfield 

W M Hamilton, Goldsboro 

J HHall. Tillerv . . 

R H Cutchen. Whitakel* I 

A N Rice. Garysburg __£__ ... ! 

H H Arrington. Scotland Neck ' 

W M Smith. H''if»>-, .. , 

RZ Copeland. Enfield. "R. 3 ! 

Doc Lawrence Battleboro 

Sister Undean Baker, Enfield 

Paul R Jones. Scotland Neck _ 

W L Lvon. Rockv Mt. R. 3 Box 51 

J R Richards. Enfield 



r. M Clayton. Gasburg, Vi 

Jacob Howington 

I J Juno O G Edmonds . 

W r Jenkins 

E VBvrd 

F V Bvrd 

C PT Pvan ... 

WT Edmonds 

RC Williams 

Jacob Fenner .. 

A S Young 

Clifton Whitaker.. ... 
Fred M Davidson, W M H; 

Ry letter .. 

J A Whitaker. _ 

A NT Rice. D T Barham 

J W Clark. Richard Tayloi 

Richard Johnson ._ 

,7 E Hewlin. A D Jones 
W R Grant . 

W M Sanders 

Paul R Jones 

S D Hilliard, W E Byrd. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Neuse River Missionary Baptist 
Association 



HELD WITH 



The Shiloh Baptist Church 

Scotland Neck, N. C. 

September 26-27-28, 1922 

The next session will be held with 

The Eastern Star Baptist Church, 

Tarboro, N. C, Tuesday after 

the Fourth Sunday in 

September 1923 



OFFICERS 



Moderator, Rev. J. W. Wood Weldon 

Vice-Moderator, J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

Secretary, M. W. Williams, Jr Halifax 

Corresponding Secretary, Alfred Wood Tarboro 

Auditor, F. F. Bullock _. Enfield 

Statistician, Rev. A. C. Tillery Norfolk 

Treasurer, M. E. Martin Thelma 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

Rev. J. W. Wood _. Weldon 

" George G. Edmonds.. . Route 2, Halifax 

" J. S. Brown . Rocky Mount 

" J. W. Blacknall . Garysburg 

" J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

" J. C. Melton Scotland Neck 

" Peter Davis . . Warrenton 

" C. W. Ivey Rosemary 

" Amos Bell . ..... Weldon 

" J.T.Johnson Rosemary 

" Charles Pierce Halifax 

" A. C. Tillery .... . Norfolk 

" L. N. Neal .. ... Avden 



TRUSTEE BOARD. 

Bro. C. P. Anthony . ._ Weldon 

" Cary Alston •_ ...__'__.,___ ._ . Littleton 

" F. W. Davis _. Rocky Mount 

" R. A. Cheek Weldon 

C. C. Johnson .__.__ ... Halifax 

" M E. Martin .'.__. ...Thelma 

" M.W.Williams, Sr .... ...Halifax 

Robt N. Boone : Seaboard 

Rev. J. C. Melton ... ... Scotland Neck 

" J. H. Martin .. _; . Rocky Mount 

Lewis McNair Jackson 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

List of Ordained Ministers who have paid their fees for 
1922. 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins. Soring Kill $1 00 

" I S.Riddick, Parmele.. 100 

" L. S. Billiard, Rocky Mount 1 00 

" J.T.Johnson, Jr., Weldon 100 

" H. H. Hall, Scotland Neck 1 00 

" W. G. Edmonds, Box 125, N. Emporia ._ 1 00 

" J. R. Stanbery, Halifax 1 00 

" C. W. Ivey. Rosemary . _.__ 1 00 

" L. M. McNair, Jackson 1 00 

" J. E. Cherry, Garysburg . 100 

" C. H. Ryan, Fremont.... 100 

" P. E. Dickens, Rockv Mount ... 100 

" Mark Hill, Whitakers _._ . 100 

•' E. R. Noel, Rocky Mount _ 100 

" Chas. Pierce, Halifax 100 

" Geo. Hinton, Tar'boro .100 

" Wm, Turner, Jackson 100 

" J. T. Johnson, Weldon *_ 1 00 

" N. H. Arrington, Enfield 1 00 

" Wm. Osborn, Enfield 1 00 

" P. A. Ivev, Thelma 100 

" B. J. Tyson, Tarboro ... 1 00 

" Isaac Arrington, Enfield 1 00 

" Jacob Taylor, Whitakers ... .. 100 

" T. W. Foster, Rockv Mount ._ "... 1 00 

" Geo. G. Edmonds. Halifax 100 

" J. W. Blacknall. Garysburg 1 00 

" Eddie Joyner, Rocky Mount 1 00 

" Amos Bell 100 

" W. T. Edmonds, Weldon 1 00 

" W. L. Brown, Tillerv 100 

" Allen Biggs, Route 1. Box 75 100 

" W. D.'Gatling (Joining Fee) 100 

" W. A. Williams, Route 1, Enfield 1 00 

" J. A. Whitaker, Enfield 100 

" Parham Brewer. Henrico 1 00 

" C. T. Everett, Kelford ... 100 

" Peter C. Davis. Warrenton 1 00 

" E. F. Hooker. Lucama 1 00 

" E. A. Taylor, Scotland Neck 1 00 

" C. C. Clements. Fenrico 100 

" J. H. Martin. Rocky Mount 1 00 



J. W. Wood, Weldon 1 00 

E. D. Taylor, Woods *_ 1 00 

Frank Bullock, Enfield 1 00 

L. N. Neal, Garysburg 1 00 

J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount 1 00 

R, C. Clark, Route 1, Scotland Neck 1 00 

D. L. Tillery, Rich Square 1 00 

J. W.Lucas 1 00 

B. L. Moore, Whitakers 1 00 

Berry Powell, Rocky Mount 1 00 

Fred Davis, Wilson 100 

J. E. Huff, Henrico 1 00 



LICENTIATE MINISTERS. 

List of Licentiate Ministers who have paid their Annual 
fees for 1922. 

D. I. Barham 50 

Benjamin, Jackson 50 

J. C. King, Rocky Mount 50 

Abraham Richard 50 

Percy Fennell 50 

J. R. Rosser, Elm City _ 50 

Walter Whitley, Sharpsburg 50 

Eddie Joyner, Rocky Mount, care Jas. Sesson 50 

Burt Johnson, Rosemary 50 

Jno. M. Boone, Garysburg 50 

C. H. Whitfield, Route 1, Battleboro 50 

Jno. Armstrong, Rocky Mount 50 

Wm. A. Bullock, Rocky Mount 50 

Roy Hinton, Tarboro . 50 

J. E. Williams, Rocky Mount _ 50 

Wm. Lynch, Route 1, Whilakers 50 

E. Nicholson, Enfield . 50 

E, Jenkins, Rocky Mount 50 

Rufus Battle. Enfield .___ 50 

Cook Ford, Battleboro __j 50 

B. T. Staton, Tillery 50 

Jas. Edmonds 50 

J. C. Coefleld 1 50 

Fred Wimberly, Tarboro 50 

A. W. Whitaker, Enfield 50 

I. D. Scott, Enfield.... 50 

L. T. Merritt, Halifax 50 

Albert, Joyner, Route 1, Elm City 50 



George Garrett, Route 5, Rocky Mount. 50 

J. H. Hill, Pikeville 50 

A. E. Pierce, Halifax 50 

Leon Pittman, Enfield 50 

Jas. Southern, Kenly 50 

Allen Reid, Kenly 50 

Ned Walston, Rocky Mount 50 

D. J. Arrington, Box 45, Whitakers .. 50 

Ed. Davis. Tillery 50 

W.J. Davis, Hllery 50 

D. L. Lawrence, Battleboro 50 

W. H. Walker, Whitakers ... 50 

Ned Watson, Rocky Mount 50 

J. H. Goode, Margarettsville 50 



CHURCHES CONTRIBUTED FOR EDUCATION. 

St. Peters Baptist, Weldon $ 3 00 

First Baptist, Weldon 9 00 

Seaboard .... 5 00 

Carter's Chapel 35 00 

Eastern Star ... 5 00 

Old Folks . .... 2 50 

Pleasant Hill, Halifax 10 00 

Total, ----- $69 50 



PROCEEDINGS. 

Scotland Neck. N. C, Sept. 26, 3922. 
FIRST DAY— Morning Session. 

Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association met at the 
above named place, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Moderator 
Rev. J. H. Wood presiding. Secretary being absent. Rev. 
L. N. Neal was requested to serve. Praise Services were 
conducted by Revs. Palmer Brewer and J. T. Johnson. Song 
715. Scripture Lesson Roman 12th Chapter. Many fervent 
and earnest prayers were petitioned to the Master that this 
Session of the Association give us more inspiration for ser- 
vice than any in its history. 

After the Praise Services the Moderator announced that 
he had received a telegram from Secretary, M. W. Williams 
stating that he missed his train and will be here in the af- 
ternoon. A motion prevailed that the program become the 
guidance of the Association. At this point the Constitution 
and the order of business was read, after which the dele- 
gates and messengers were enrolled. 

The Moderator presented Dr. C. C. Sumerville to the 
Association. He made some interesting remarks on the 
benefit of reading colored news papers. After which we 
collected $7.95 afternoon. Evening Session S26. 11. 

FIRST DAY- Afternoon Session. 

Praise Service conducted by Revs. L. S. Hilliard and A. 
W. Ivery was spiritual and uplifting. After which the 
President announced the house ready for business. After 
which he called for th^ Minutes of the forenoon session, 
after the reading of the minutes a motion prevailed that 
they be adopted with necessary corrections. 

Committee on finance was then appointed. Committee 
on resolutions and various committees were appointed (See 
lists). 

The time having arrivpd for the preaching of the An- 
nual Sermon, Rev. J. W. Blacknall being absent on account 
of sickness. Rev. Dr. C. C. Sumerville of Portsmouth, Va., 
was invited by the Associaton to preach in his place. Rev. 
Sumerville preached an instructive and spiritual sermon. 
Subject: David's Spirit. Text I Samuel 17-46. Prayer bv 
Rev. J. H Martin. The following visitors were introduced, 
Revs. Scott, Brown and Jacks. .n. 



FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

The Devotional Services were conducted by Revs. F. L. 
Bullock and D. D. Riddick. Rev. Bullock sang Hymn No. 
100. Rev. Riddick read from the 2nd Chapter of Paul's 
Letters to Timothy. Prayer by Rev. S. Hilliard. The choir 
sung "I know he is my Shepherd." The Moderator an- 
nounced the meeting open. Bro. Wm. Clapp gave a wel- 
come address on behalf of the Sunday School. Welcome on 
behalf of the Missionary Society by Mrs. J. C. Melton. Wel- 
come on the part of the church by the pastor, Rev, J. C. 
Melton. Solo by Miss Carrie T, Ward. Welcome on behalf 
of the Ministers by Rev. A. W. Ivey. Welcome on behalf 
of the Churches and Community by Rev. E. A. Taylor. On 
behalf of the Town by his honor the Mayor R. F. Coleman 
who gave us a very cordial welcome on behalf of the town 
in words well suited for the occasion. Response by Revs. 
P. A. Ivey and J. W. Blacknall. Solo by Miss Susie James 
The Moderator introduced Rev. J. S. Brown who preached 
a Doctrinal Sermon. His text was the 4th Chapter of Acts 
and a part of the 12th verse "Neither is the Salvation in 
any other. For there is no other name under Heaven given 
among men whereby we must be saved. Bro. Brown was 
at his best all seemed to be helped. Rev. Blacknall led in 
prayer. "Go preach by Gospel says the Lord" was sung 
by the audience, led by Rev. Martin. The Moderator asked 
that the next topic be defered, which was done. Bros. F. 
W. Davis and C. H. Lvons took a collection to the amount 
of $26.11. Adjournment. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

After the Praise Service, the minutes of the previous 
Sessions were read and adopted. This Session was devoted 
to appointing the different Committees and the enrollment 
of delegates and messenger. (See list of Committee.) 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Praise Service conducted by Revs. C. W. Ivey, 
Wm. Turner and C. C. Clements, was very ably done and 
enjoyed by all. The President at this point announced the 
meeting open and ready for business. 

The minutes were read, received and adopted with the 
proper correction. The Moderator at this point introduced 
Rev. J. L. Ligon, Editor of the Union Reformer, Raleigh, 
N. L\, who after expressing the pleasure it gave him to be 



with the Association. Enumerating the many things, we 
as baptist need, among them is more reading. He made it 
clear that men can not be properly informed upon the prin- 
ciples and workings of the denomination and the race. It 
was also proven that we can not unite upon certain aims un- 
less you read. 

Rev. Ligon made a strong and logical talk on our many 
responsibilities, which was well taken. Bro. M. W. Wil- 
liams, Jr. was appointed reporter. Bro. B. L. Avant 
brought $5.00 and greetings from the Edgecombe Co., Sun- 
day School Convention which was received with grateful- 
ness. The report of the Trustee Board was, after some 
discussion recommitteed. Committee on New Churches re- 
ported. A motion to receive three of the New Churches 
prevailed. (See Report. ) 

It was by common consent, alloted the first thirty men 
of the Evening Session to the Woman's Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Mebane representing the State Sunday School 
Convention in an able way. setting forth the objects viz: 
Ministerial. Education, Girls Training and Missions, men- 
tioning also the Semi-Centenial Celebration urging the Asso- 
ciation to give something worthwhile for mission. Rev. P. 
L. Boone of Weldon lifted the collection of $7.00 ($7.45 
Given to Mrs. Mebane). Benediction by Rev. Thos. Jones. 

SECOND DAY-Evening Session. 

The Devotional Services was a spiritual feast, as con- 
ducted by the Revs. J. T, Johnson, Jr. and W. G. Edmonds, 
with the assistance of the attractive music by the choir. 
The President called for the minutes which were read, re- 
ceived and adopted. The Women at this point took charge. 
(See Report.) 

As He reasons righteousness, judgment and temper- 
ance; He said "go thy way, I'll call for you on a more con- 
venient season". Subject: Christian Temperance or Self 
Control. The defination of temperance was defined from 
Gal. 51:22-23, b> Rev. Geo. Edmonds. Temperance brings 
contentment in the home, clothes on the back and vigor in 
the body. 

If you have those qualities refered to, you will neither 
be barren nor unfruitful, Gal. 5:10. If you would master, 
be temperate in all things I Cor. 8.9. Be not drunk with 
wine wherin is excess, Eph. 5:16. Appetite too, was shown 
to be the sin that caused Adam to fall and unless we controJ 
our appetite, we too will sin. Also dressing fine, gossiping 



chewing gum. Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging 
whosoever is declined thereby is not wise. 

Rev. Edmonds gave us a Scriptural, Logical and Spirit- 
ual Sermon which was enjoyed by a packed congregation. 

Rev. C. Everett offered a fervent prayer, after which 
Rev. Bell led, "Since Jesus came into my Heart." 

A Motion to elect officers came before the house, follow- 
ed by an amendment offered by Rev. J. S. Brown, which 
amendment was carried. (See Amendment). 

Prof, Anthony came forward and reported for the Trus- 
tee Board. The Treasurer reported. (See Reports.) 

Bro. Brown took the chair. Rev. J. W. Blacknall the 
Secretary, after electing the following officers of the Asso- 
ciation, excepting that Rev. J. H. Martin was elected Vice- 
Pres dent. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Praise Services were conducted by Revs. J. T. Johnson 
and C. W. Ivey. The Association opened and the minutes 
were read, received and adopted. 

Next came the Temperance Report. (See report) as 
adopted after discussions by Revs. A. C. Tillery, J. W. 
Blacknall, A. W. Ivey, R. \. Cheek, C. H. Ryan, L. N. 
Neal. Committee on Education reported. (See report). 

The following were appointed as a Commission: Revs. 
Wood, Williams, J. S. Brown. J. W. Blacknall, R. A. Cheek, 
C. C. Johnson and C. P. Anthony. 

Calling the roll of churches resulted in the following 
contributing: (See list). 

Sister Olivia Alston made a strong plea for right living 
"Blest be the tie that bind", was sung. Prayer Rev. Amos 
Bell. 

THIRD DAY -Evening Session. 

The Association enjoyed a well conducted Praise Ser- 
vices by Revs. F. L. Bullock and Fred M. Davis. The Pres- 
ident announced the meeting opened and ready for business 
The minutes were read, received and adopted. 

Rev. I. S. Riddick came before the Association rep- 
resenting the Middle Ground Associatian. He offered to 
sell all they had at Parmele to this Association and express- 
their willingness to join in and help us. 

Committees on Obituary, Ordination, Resolution and 
Time and Place reported. (See report). 

Rev. Jas. Edwards, Henrico, a blind man spoke and the 
Association gave him $10.28. 



Committees on Sunday Schools and New Churches re- 
ported. (See report). 

A letter from Rev. E. R. Noel with his annual fee was 
gratefully received. 

A discussion concerning the conducting of churches 
which was very helpful. Those taking a part were; Revs. 
Melton, Blacknall, Tillery and others. 

Eulogistic Services on the lives of the following breth- 
ren: Peter Darden, J. W. Clark, A. S. Patillo, Jas. John- 
son, Jacob Alston, Thos. Daniel, Willie Weaver, Washington 
Lee and Joe Whitehead. Among those who spoke pathet- 
ically of the above brethren were: Revs. J. H. Martin, A. 
M. Ivey, ("Asleep in Jesus was sweetly sung,") L, S. Hil- 
liard, C. P. Anthony, J. W. Blacknall, A. C. Tillery, A. M.. 
Ivey, Mrs. Olivia Alston, Bros. E. W. Edmonds, Cary Al- 
ston, G. S. Alston and M. E. Martin interspersed here and 
there with words from the Moderator. 

Rev. J. S. Brown offered a motion that this convention 
represent in the State Convention, motion carried. Rev. J. 
H. Martin made some timely remarks. Rev. Wood was 
elected as a delegate- all the other brothers shall be del- 
egates. Rev. Huff offered prayer. Adjourned. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES 

We, your Committee on New Churches beg to submit the fol- 
lowing: we have examined the following Churches: Elm Grove, Sim, 
Wilson Co., N. C; Calvary Baptist, Wilson, Wilson Co., N C. and 
Jerico Baptist, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., N. C, and found them in 
gospel order 

We humbly submit this for your consideration. 
Cary Alston Sam Pittmyn W. H. Crosson 

Jimmie Vincent Joseph McGee E. D. Williams 

W. M. Miles Rev. Peter C. Davis Rev. Samuel Munly 

Bro. Mager Durham Bro. Jack Mitchell Rev. I. H. Spruill 
Bio. S. Goode Bro. S. G. Thomas Rev. Jake Whitakers 

Rev. C. W. Ivey A. D. Archer Committee 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS, 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to report the 
foljowing: 

That all Superintendents, Teachers and Officers be consistent 
members of the church, and have a good report. We further re- 
commend that all Pastors supervise their Sunday Schools as much 
as is in their power. We further recommend that all our schools 
use only Baptist literature, and that all schools belonging to this 
Association should send $5.00 to the Association every year for ed- 
ucational purposes. 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools recommend the pres- 
ent standing report. 

Respectfully submited, 

M. W. Williams D. D. Cooper 

Spencer Adams F. L. Bullock 

J. W. Lucas Parham Brewer 

Philip Williams T. W. Gardner 

Blake Williams H. INorthington 

C. H. Ryan H. C. Cofield 

Rev. Burt Moore Bro. Ed Scott 

Bro. Wm. Turner Rev. P. L. Boone 

Committee 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to report the fol- 
lowing: We find since the sitting of our last Association that it pleas- 
ed the Lord to call from labor to reward, Deacons Peter Derdon. 

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J. W. Clark, Washington Lee, A. S. Patillo and James Johnson, all 
of which we humblv submit for your Eulogistic Services, 
Rev. H. Drake J. T. Johnson 

H. H. Hall A. C. Tillery 

Chas. Pierce D. D. Harrill 

Aaron Andleton S. P. Shields 

J H. Houston Committee 

COMMITTEE ON ORDINATION. 

We, your Committee on Ordination, after examining Bro. I. D. 
Scott and finding him unprepared, we recommend him to further 
studies Committee 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

Whereas we the Committee on Education realize the great need 
of Christian Education among our people, and we are all alive to our 
responsibilities. 

We recommend united efforts along every line of christian en- 
deavor to develop a stronger Christian Character in our boys and 
girls. We recommend a Commission for Co-operation be appointed 
who will try to cooperate with as many schools as they think leas- 
able, who will consolidate into one great Institution in Eastern North 
Carolina for our boys and girls. We farther recommend that the 
Ministers and membership of the Neuse River Institute renew their 
obligations and allegence to the Neuse River Trustee Board, of the 
Institution of this Association. 

J. S. Brown, Chairman 
L. N. Neal, Secretary 

Committee 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES. 

We, your Committee on New Churches beg to submit the fol- 
lowing: we have investigated the matter concerning the North End 
Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, Edgecomb Co. N. C, Rev. J. ' W. 
Lucas Pastor, we recommend that this church be turned back and 
get right with their church and pastor and make their report at the 
first meeting of the Ministerial Board. 

Respectfully submited, Committee 

Whereas we have listened to an address from the Principal of 
the Neuse River Institute, at Weldon, N. C, which filled our hearts 
with joy as he talked to us by the way of the solution to the very 
difficult problem. And whereas we note his key note was co-oper- 
ation. Therefore, be it resolved that a committee be appointed from 
this body to meet with similar bodies in Eastern North Carolina, 
wherever making an effort to maintain a Secondary School. 

Respectfully, 

J. S. Brown. 
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c. p. Anthony's report. 

Report of C. P. Anthony, Treas., Neuse River Institute since 
Oct. 1, 1921. 
1921 

Oct. I', Received of Treas. M. E. Martin $ $250 00 

Oct. 1, Paid Pierce- Whitehead Hwd. Co 36 07 

Oct. 1, Paid Weldon Fur. Co., G. W. Penny's acct. 39 45 
Oct. 1, Paid G. W. Mitchell, Gro 175 00 

Oct. 1; Paid Willey-Moore Hwd. Co 10 15 

Nov. 1, Paid G. W. Mitchell, Gro 45 13 

Nov. 2, Received of H. H. Arlington, Timber __ 41 83 

Nov. 13, received of M. W. Williams, R. R. rent 10 00 

Nov. 13, Paid M. W. Williams, Brd. Exp 3 50 

Dec. 8, Paid Prof. L. W. Neal, Tuition 200 00 

]922 Received of Ties. M. E. Martin 263 71 

Apr. 19, Received Rev. W. P. Purnel, U. Funds 21 48 

Apr. 19, Paid Rev. W. P. Purnell Expenses 9 48 

Apr. 19, Paid Rev. P. L. Boone, ad for teacher. _ 6 50 

Apr. 19, Paid Insurance on Building 70 00 

Apr. 19, Received of D. Clanton, rent and house __ 26 00 

Sept. 11, Paid Sec'y for Institutes indebtness 125 00 

Balance brought forward 127 18 

$720 28 $740 20 
Sept. Balance in Treas. $19 92 

treasurer's report. 
1921 

Sept. 27, Amount Received $161 29 

Sept. 29, Disbursements 1 $147 00 

Sept. 29, Pd. Treas., overdrawn 40 30 

Oct. 1, Pd. C. P. Anthony 250 00 

Oct. 1, Pd. Mrs. Mebane Piano 195 28 

Oct. 17, Donated to Rev. Clement, _ _ 15 00 

Oct. 17, Pd. C. P. Anthony 263 71 

Oct. 27, Pd. Rev. J. W. Wood", rep. state con 35 00 

1922 

May 13, Pd. for Minutes and dist 90 00 

$1,036.29 

Balance in Treas $ 25 00 

O.K., F. L. Bullock, Auditor. M. E. Martin, Treas. 

Scotland Neck, N. C, Sept. 29, '22. 
I, your Committee on Treasure's Report o ( Neuse River Asso- 
ciation beg leave to report as follows: I find the figures and recept. 
submited to the Association to be correct 
Your humble servant, 

F. L. Bullock, Auditor. 
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COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We your Committee on Temperance beg leave to submit the 
following report: Whereas intemperance is doing so much harm to 
our churches, our sunday schools and our homes and unfitting so 
many of that quality that is due to christians, therefore we recom- 
mend that no Minister, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent or 
Teachers should be worthy of christian leadership who indulges in 
strong drink. We further recommend that no church should hold a 
member in good standing who indulges in strong drink 
Respectfully submitted, 
T. T Thomas Rev. C. C. Clemons 

Andrew Jones H. C Cofield 

Geo. H Hinton J. R. Clanton 

E. L. Arlington Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place submit the following 
report: Whereas our sister church, Eastern Star of Tarboro, N. C, 
has asked the next sitting of this Association. We recommend that 
this Association accept the invitation and meet with the said Eastern 
Star Church. Tuesday after the 4th Sunday in September 1823. 
Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. J. T. Johnson, Chairmen C. C. Johnson, Secretary 

J. Harris W. M. Smith 

E. V. Harring N. D. Winsted 

Westly Hevis James Williams 

N. T. Edwards _ Rev. Moses Johnson 

Jno. Simmons Rev. Amos Bell 

Rev. W. A. Williams Committee 

FROM VARIOUS CHURCHES. 

September 27, 1922 
Received from various Churches, Unions and Old Folks the 
sum of $295.00. 

M. E. Martin E. W. Edwards 

F. W. Davis Wm. Hamilton 

P. B. Bullock Committee 

Received from Collections $ 97 26 

Received from Representation Fees 295 00 

Total Cash $392 g6 

Collections not received 123 93 

Total Collected - - ,|516 19 

49 00 

Total Collected from all Sources - $565 19 

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RESOLUTIONS. 
We, your Committee on Resolutions beg to submit the follow- 
ing report: Whereas the Neuse River Association is a christian or- 
ganization, this organization is the chief organization in the world 
and should set a standard of right and righteousness for all other 
organizations. Therefore be it resolved since we have been so har- 
dily and cordially cared for and such provisions made in such christ 
like spirit, they seemed not to be profiting and speculating, but pro- 
viding for the delegates. Therefore be it resolved we extend to 
them a cordial vote of thanks for their kind hospitality shown to all 
while we are here in your lovely homes. We also recommend that 
all other churches known as Baptist Churches do likewise. 
Respectfully submitted, 
L. S. Hillards J. T. Johnson 

W. T. Boseman G. S. Alston 

Hartv Powell F. W. Warsley 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Matt Davis 

Cary Whitaker Committee 



MINISTERIAL BOARD. 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association 
met with St. Peter's Baptist Church, Weldon. N. C, Oct. 
26, 1922. The President in chair. Rev. J. H. Martin was 
called on to conduct the devotionals. Rev. Martin sang - , 
"Am I a Soldier of the Cross", read the 5th chapter of Gal- 
ations. Prayer was offered by Rev. C. Pierce. Sang - hvmn 
454. 

The President then made some very timely remarks, 
and stated why the board was called. The minutes of last 
meeting not being here, so this work was left over until a 
later date. 

A motion prevailed that a committee be appointed to 
meet and approve the minutes and other work. The Minis- 
terial Board was made the committee. The following nam- 
ed brethren were appointed to preach in the next Associa- 
tion: Annual Sermon, Rev. J. W. Blacknall; Doctrinal Ser- 
mon, Rev. J. C. Melton; Missionary Sermon, Rev. Sherman 
Pittman; Educational Sermon, Rev. J. H. Martin; Temper- 
ance Sermon, Rev. L. N. Neal. A motion then prevailed 
that twelve hundred minutes of the last sitting of the Asso- 
ciation be printed. On motion Revs. J. W. Wood, M. W. 
Williams and J, W. Blacknall be printing and distributing 
committee. 

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Corresponding Messengers: Reedy Creek Association, 
Rev. C. Pierce: Bethany, Rev. J. W. Wood; Old Eastern, 
Rev. L. N. Neal; Shiloh No. 1, Rev. W. P. Purnell; Shiloh 
No. 2. Rev. Amos Bell: Beulah, Rev. J. S. Brown; East 
Roanoke, Rev. J. C. Melton; Bear Creek, Rev. T. V. Foster; 
Wake Baptist, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Johnson District, Rev. 
J. W. Wood; Pee Dee, Rev. J. S. Brown: Rowan, Rev. J. H. 
Martin; Middle Ground, Rev. J. L. Melton and Bro. M. E. 
Martin. National Convention, Revs. J. W. Wood, J. £. 
Brown. Lot Carey Convention, Revs. J. W. Wood, J. W. 
Blacknall, J. S. Brown and others. Rev. W. P. Purnell 
Missionary reported showing that he had raised $41.83, (see 
report). On motion all members of this Association shall 
be delegates to the Baptist State Convention. On motion 
an appropriation of $35.00 be sent to the Convention, includ- 
ing delegates fees. Adjourned to meet at the call of the 
President. Prayer by Rev. Melton. 

The Ministerial and Trustee Board met in joint session 
at St. Peter's Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C.,Nov. 17, 1922, 
the meeting was called to order by the President. Devo- 
tionals were conducted by Revs. C. Pierce and Jake Whitaker 
Meeting was then opened for business. A letter was read 
from the Secretary, Bro. M. W. Williams, Jr., stating that 
he regretted very much that he could not be present. 

The President then make some remarks in regards to 
the irregularity of Union No. 2, of Neuse River Association, 
after which Rev. C. Price stated that the Union had been 
changed, and the President, Rev. C. W. Ivey joined in with 
the change. Rev. W. H. Willie stated that all churches 
closed their doors against the Neuse River Union, and they 
were compelled to change their name, in order to find a home 
On motion a committee of five were appointed to meet with 
the officers of Union No. 2 and investigate the matter and 
report their findings to the Board in its next regular meet- 
ing. The following persuns were appointed: Revs. J. W. 
Blacknall, C. Pierce, J. S. Brown, J. W. Wood, S. C. Melton 
and Bro. R. A. Cheek. 

The work of the Trustee Board was then taken up. 
The following brethren paid their annual fees, Revs. Thos. 
Bellamy and Harold Benjamin, 50c each. On motion one 
hundred and fifty dollars ($150) be allowed to settle the 
account against the school and two dollars ($2.00) railroad 
fare for Rev. J. S. Brown. Adjoured to meet at the call of 
the President. Prayer by Rev. J. S. Brown. 

Rev. J. W. Wood, President. 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Acting Sec'y 
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The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association 
and the Trustee Board of Neuse River Institute met in a 
joint session May 2, 19^3, in the First Baptist Church of 
Weldon N. C. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. J. C. 
Melton and F. L. Bullock. The President made some very 
timely remarks and announced the house in order for bus- 
iness. 

Only a few members of the Board being present, it was 
agreed to proceed with the work as far as possible. The 
report of the Special Committee was made (see report). 
After hearing brother M. W. Williams statement, Rev. F. 
L. Bullock stated why his name was added to the bogus 
Union. He also stated that as soon as he learned the union 
had been changed, he was no longer a member of it. That 
he is not against the Association. 

A motion prevailed that the officers of the above named 
union be notified to meet with the Joint Board in its next 
meeting to give reason why they changed the name and 
work of the Union which was set apart by the Asssociation. 

A charge was brought against Rev. A. T. Thomas by 
Rev. J. W. Wood, that he (Thomas accused him (Wood) of 
not reporting the amount of sixty ($60) dollars, turned over 
to him (Wood) by Thomas, charge being made by Rev. 
Thomas at the Neuse River Association at Battleboro. 
N. C. 

On motion Rev. Thomas be notified to meet the Minis- 
terial Board in its next meeting to clear up the charge made 
by him against Rev. Wood, if not, action will be taken in 
the matter. Adjourned to meet Tuesday after Second Sun- 
day in May 1923 in the First Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C. 
Benediction by Rev. W, Purnell. 

Rev. J. W. Wood, President. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Acting Sec'y 

The Ministerial and Trustee Boards of the Neuse River 
Association met in joint session May 15th 1923 in the First 
Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C. 

The President called the house to order. Devotionals 
were conducted by Rev. J. S. Brown. The President de- 
livered a very timely address, after which he stated the ob- 
ject of the meeting. The roll of membership was called. 
A full quorum was present. The Board proceeded to busi- 
ness. 

A letter was read from Bro. Cary Alston stating he was 
sick and unable to attend the meeting and asking the pray- 

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ers of the Brethren. The brethren bowed their head in 
secret prayer for a few minutes after which prayer was led 
by Rev. J. C. Melton. The minutes of the last days sitting 
of the Association were read and approved. 

The Committee which were appointed to investigate the 
matter pertainining to the Bogus Union reported their find- 
ings. After a very lengthly discussion of same, a motion 
prevailed that a committee be appointed on ways and means 
of getting together and bringing the Union in Harmony 
with the Neuse River Association. The following brethren 
were appointed as committee to meet the Union at Hill's 
Chapel the Fifth Saturday in July 1923. Committee Revs. 
J. S. Brown. J. C. Melton, Geo. G. Edmonds, J. W. Black- 
nail and Bro. Robt. N. Boone. 

The charge against Rev. A. T. Thomas by Rev. J. W. 
Wood was taken up. Rev. Thomas pleaded not guilty after 
a very lengthly discussion by different brethren, a motion 
prevailed that the case against Rev. Thomas be dropped on 
account of insufficient evidence. There being no other bus- 
iness at present, the Board adjourned to meet at the call of 
the President. Closed with prayer by Bro. F. W. Davis. 

Rev. J. W. Wood, President. 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Acting Sec'y 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1 Devotional Exercises. 

2 Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3 Enrolling the names of Messengers. 

4 Appointment of Committees to-wit: — On hours of Meeting and 
Adjourning: Committee on Finance; Committee on Temperance; 
Committee on Education. 

5 Report of Treasurer. 

6 Report of Ministerial Board. 

7 Appointment of Committee on Time and Place. 

8 Report of Various Committees. 

9 Election of Officers. 

10 Report of Board of Trustees. 

11 Discussion of Various Topics Relative to Church Work. 



RULES OF ORDER. 

1 The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 

2 Not more than one person shall speak at once, who shall rise 
and address the Moderator by the word "Brother". 

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3 The person thus speaking shall not he interrupted until he is 
through, unless he is out of order. 

4 The person speaking shall strictly adhere to the subject and 
shall in no wise reflect on the person who spoke before, but shall 
state the case so as to eive his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION. 

Article 1 The Association shall be known as the Neuse River 
Missionary Baptist Association. Its object shall be to promote the 
spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at home and in foreign 
lands to insure a more intelligent ministry and bring about a true 
Christian fellowship in the churches of our Association. To provide 
a religious training for our youth. The officers shall be a President, 
Vice-President, Treasurer, Auditor. Recording and Corresponding 
Secretary, who shall be elected annually. 

Article 2 This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association, and 
all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members ol annual 
and life members-annual members by payment of one dollar an- 
nually, and life members by the payment of five dollars, shall be en- 
titled to seats. 

Article 3 Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellowship 
those baptized, those received by letter, those dismissed by letter, 
those excommunicated, those deceased, and the number of Sabbath 
School scholars since last Associations. 

Article 4 The members chosen to discharge these duties shall 
have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have ecclesiasti- 
cal power over churches of this Association, and no church shall in- 
trude on the dignity as to the power of the pastor, while in the faith- 
iul performance of his pastorial duties. And no pastor of a Baptist 
Church of this Association shall be discharged except by a majority 
vote of the members, and not then until his salary as agreed upon 
by the church shall have been paid. Any minister or ministers who 
shall be known to interfere with another minister's church, thereby 
causing a disturbance between the members and pastors, shall be 
dealt with by the Ministerial Board as it thinks proper. And it shall 
be the duty of all pastors and deacons of churches composing this 
Association to defend and maintain the Constitution of the same. 

Article 5 Churches desiring to become members of this Associa- 
tion shall petition by letter or messenger, and upon examination, 
if found in order, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the 
right hand ot fellowship to the messengers, and welcome the church 
into the Association. Or any church or churches desiring to with- 
draw from this Association, must do so by a letter or messenger, 

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requesting a letter of dismission. When t his Association has grant- 
ed the request, and such church or churches have united with some 
regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the Association receiv- 
ing such church or churches has notified this Association of the 
same, their or its connection with this Association sh?ll cease. 

Article 6 Every church in this Association shall be entitled to 
representation in this Association, and shall send from one to two 
messengers, and shall send funds to this Association according to 
the rules laid down in the minutes. No church, however, shall 
send more than two messengers. 

Article 7 Every motion made and seconded shall be leit to the 
discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated or not. 

Article 8 This Association shall furnish churches with the min- 
utes of this Association. The method of furnishing them shall be 
left to the Association. 

Article 9 We believe it necessary to have an Associational fund 
to pay the expenses of the Association; therefore each church be- 
longing to the Association is required to pay the amount which shall 
be designated by the Association at its session. 

Article 10 The minutes of the previous session shall be read and 
corrected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire 
the reason why churches do not at any time of its sittings represent 
themselves in this Association. 

Article 11 This Association shall have power to withdraw from 
anv church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Article 12 This Association shall ordain no person to preach the 
Gospel who does not possess the qualifications laid down in the 
Scriptures by St. Paul, and who cannot read understandingly and 
write legibly. The churches are required to adopt the same rule in 
licensing applicants. 

Article 13 The Association shall have power to adjourn to any 
future time and place thought most convenient to the churches. 

Article 14 This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the Pres- 
ident of the Association with the Secretary of the Asssociation as 
Secretary of the Board whose dutv it shall be to carry out the un- 
finished work of the Association when the Association is not in ses- 
sion, and whatever other duties relating to the protection of the 
Associational work. 

Article 15 The Constitution is subject to alteration by a two- 
thirds vote of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of know- 
ing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the credentials to 
Ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out by the President and 
Secretary, and the price to be paid for them be 50 cents. 

A. J. Jackson. 

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Official Roster of Woman's Auxiliary 

OF 

Neuse River Association 



President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon 

Vice. President Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg 

Rec. Secretary Mrs. Maggie Lee Hill, Battleboro 

Cor. Secretary _. Mrs. L. M. Mebane, Rocky Mount 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon 

Auditor.,. .. Mrs. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount 

COUNTY PRESIDENTS 

Mrs. S. A. Stovall Nasb 

I'- J.H.Martin Nash 

" C. B. Sessoms Nash 

" Cora Odom Edgecombe 

" Mrs. Victoria Hale Halifax 

" Annie Whitfield Wilson 

" Josephine Peebles Northampton 

" Hattie Bynum Northampton 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony, Chairman Mrs. Jane Richaid 

" C.B.James _.. . _ _ Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

" J.S.Brown Mrs. J. W. Wood 

" M. E. Clanton Mrs. J. Peebles 

UNION OFFICERS 

President Mrs. Cora Odom 

Vice-President Mrs. Nettie Townsend 

Secretary Mrs. Maggie Perry 

Treasurer.. Mrs. S. A. Stovall 

Cor. Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

HALIFAX COUNTY FIELD WORKERS 

President Mrs, Bettie F. Pittman 

Vice-President Cora L. Lyon 

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MINUTES 



The Seventh Annual Session of the Woman's Auxiliary was 
called to order by the Vice-President, Sister Josephine Peebles, of 
Garysburg, N. C. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 
At 8:00 P. M. the meeting was opened with prrise service con- 
ducted by Sisters Mariah Demery and Annie Whitfield. Brief re- 
marks were made by the Vice-President and Sister Mebane. Col- 
lection was then taken which amounted to $6.15. Closing hymn, 
"God be with you till we meet again." Benediction was announced 
and we adjourned until Saturday morning. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 
The Second Day Morning Session was opened with praise ser- 
vice conducted by Sisters Lockhart and Peebles. Several helpful 
testimonials were made by some of our spiritual workers. Owing 
to the absence of both Presidents Friday, the greater part of the 
business was carried over until Saturday. The report of the del- 
egates was now heard, all of which seemed to be still holding up 
their arms for the Neuse River Association. The most splendid 
address was delivered by Mrs. Pearl Arrington of the First Baptist 
Church, Enfield N. C, Mrs. Frances Bailey of New Bethel Church 
and Mrs. Carrie Lyon of St. Paul Baptist Church, Enfield, N. C. 
Responses by Miss Emma Walden, Mrs. E. M. Wood and Josephine 
Peebles. Stiring remarks was made by Rev. T. 0. Bryant. Gener- 
al discussion, "what shall be done with the Neuse River Institute?" 
led by Mrs. Peebles, followed by Mesdames Hunter, Pittman and 
others. Responsive remarks by Corresponding Secretary. An- 
nouncments were made, the body adjourned until the afternoon ses- 
sion. Collection, $2.00. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 
Saturday afternoon session was opened with praise service con- 
ducted by Mesdames Frances Bailey and Dora Stewart. Remarks 
from Prof. F. W. Pulley of Enfield, N. C. The meeting was opened 
for business, the minutes of the morning session were read. Laud- 
able reports was heard from Mrs. Hill, Sunshine Band organizer of 
Battleboro, N. C, and Miss McDonald of Scotland Neck, N. C. 
The report of the Committee on Temperance, report Committee on 
Finance and Place was that the Woman's Auxiliary of the Neuse 
River Association meet at Scotland Neck, N. C, next September on 
Friday before the third Sunday. The Committee on Officers and 
report of the Treasurer of $22.00 were received and adopted. En. 

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t outraging remarks by Mrs. Smith of Enfield, N. C. There being no 
further business, collection was taken and the meeting was turned 
over to the W. U. C. Circle and S. S. Bands. Collection 60c. 

SUNDAY MORNING- Sunday School. 

Sunday School turned over to the Auxiliary. Lesson taught by 
Bro. Cain. Collection turned over to Miss Haggins, President of 
W. I. C. $2.60. 

SUNDAY— Morning Session. 

At 11:30 A. M., praise service conducted by Bro. Isaac Bailey, 
Scripture Lesson read by Bro. Nicholson, 19 Psalms, alter praise 
service Mrs. Mebane came before the Auxiliary and introduced the 
President of the Auxiliary, Mrs. J. W. Wood who delivered her an- 
nual address. It was moved and seconded the President's address 
be received, it was carried. Then Bro. Bullock was introduced to 
the Auxiliary, he preaced a very sliring sermon from 54th chapter 2 
verse of Isiah. Subject, "Lengthen their Accord to Stronger Estate." 
Collection taken up by Sisters Mary Reed and Frances Bailey, the 
amout $13.00. Mrs. L. V. Mebane came before the Auxiliary and 
asked for a collection for Mrs. Bessie Sawyer to get her an invalid 
chair, amount collected $11.21. 

SUNDAY— Evening Session. 

Praise service conducted by Sisters Martha Braswell and Whit, 
field, Scripture reading the 65th Psalms. Prayer by Bro. Sandy 
Lyons. Hymn, '-Down at the Cross." Sermon by Rev. Nicholson, 
Text Hebrew 10 Chapter and 12-14 Verse. The S. S. Band conduct- 
ed bv Mrs. Maggie Lee Hill of Battleboro gave to Mrs. Bessie Saw- 
ver on her invalid chair $1.00, collected for the night $20.50. Miss 
Rosa McDonald sang, collection taken up for her amounted to $8.50, 
Miss Waldon read the resolutions, it was moved and seconded that 
they be received and adopted. Closing benediction by Rev. Bullock. 



ROLL OF DELEGATES. 

Mrs. Hettie Clark, Shiloh 

Miss Rosa McDaniel Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Miss Emma Walen, Roanoke Salem Garysburg 

Mrs. F. W. Hunter, First Baptist Enfield 

Mrs. Mittie Dancy, First Baptist, ... Enfield 

Mrs. Millie Lockhart, Roanoke Chapel Garysburg 

Miss Louise Jones, Roanoke Chapel Garysburg 

Mrs. Cora Odom, Hrst Baptist Battleboro 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman, First Baptist Enfield 

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Mrs. Mariah Demery, St. Peter's Weldon 

Mrs. Frances Bailey, New Bethel .'_ Enfield 

Mrs. Carrie L. Lyon ._ 

Mrs. Mollie Dickens 

Mrs. Lucy Harper, St Paul Enfield 

MEMBERSHIP ROLL 

Miss Emma Walden, Garysburg 25 

Julia Tillery, Enfield .. 25 

Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon 25 

Pearl Arrington Enfield 25 

Victoria Hale, Halifax 25 

B. B. Pittman, Enfield 25 

L. B. Mebane, Rocky Mount 25 

Millie Lockhart, Garysburg 25 

Hattie Clark, Scotland Neck _.. 25 

Miss Rosa McDaniel, Scotland Neck 25 

Mrs. Mollie Dickens, Enfield 25 

F. W. Hunter, Enfield 25 

Frances Bailey 25 

Dora Stewart 25 

Cora Odom, Battleboro ._ 25 

Martha Bras well, Battleboro 25 

Lucy Harper, Enfield .._, •__ 25 

Bertha Bullock, Enfield 25 

Tyer Whitaker, Enfield 25 

Hattie Hountion, Enfield 25 

Geneva Hountion, Enfield 25 

Maggie L. Hill, Battleboro 25 

Amount received annual dues $6.75 

DOLLAR ROLL OF AUX. AND NEUSE R. S. S. 

Sister Martha A. Braswell 

B. B. Pittman 

Mary Demery __. .. 

Lucy Harper 

Hattie Clark 

Josephine Peebles 

Carrie Lyons 1 

Annie Whitfield 

Frances Bailey 

Millie A. Lockhart 

Cora Odom 

L. V. Mebane . : 

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ANNUAL DUES 

Mrs Josephine Peebles, Garysburg 25 

Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon , 25 

Mrs. C. L Lyon, Enfield 25 

Miss Mittie Dancy, Enfield ... 25 

Mrs Margaret Jones, Battleboro ... 25 

Mrs. Anna Whitfield, Elm City 25 

Miss Emma Walden, Garysburg 25 

Miss Julia Tillery, Enfield 25 

Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon __ 25 

Mrs, -Pearl Arrington, Enfield ... 25 

Mrs. Victoria Hale, Halifax 25 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman, Enfield 25 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Rocky Mount 25 

Mrs. Millie Lockhart, Garysburg 25 

Mrs. Hettie Clark, Scotland Neck . 25 

Miss Rosa McDaniel, Scotland Neck 25 

Mrs. Mollie Dickens, Enfield . 25 

Mrs. F. W. Hunter, Enfield. ._■ 25 

Mrs. Frances Bailey, Enfield 25 

Mrs. Dora Stewart Enfield . .___ 25 

Mrs. Cora Odom. Battleboro __ 25 

Mrs. Martha Braswell, Battleboro . 25 

Rev. T. 0. Bryant, Windsor H.00 

Mrs. Maggie Hill, Battleboro 25 

Collection $6.50 

Mrs. Ella Sandlin, Enfield 50 

Mrs. Mary Reed, Bricks 25 

Miss Hattie Hountion, Enfield ... 25 

Miss Geneva Hountion, Enfield.. .. 25 

ANNUAL FEES 

Sister Lucy Harper 25 

" Bertha Bullock .__ ..25 

" Lyer Whitaker z ... 25 

" Hattie Hountion ... ._ ... ... .... 25 

" Geneva Hountion 25 

FINANCIAL REPOKT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY 

To Woman's Auxiliary Neuse Hiver Association, Enfield, N. C. 

Rec'dfrom 1st H., Enfield--Mrs. B. Pittman $ 2 00 

'• Sunshine Band, Battleboro 1 50 

'• Cmwells Cross Boards Circle-V. L. Hale _ 1 00 

" 1st. B., Elm City-Ann Whitfield 100 

" 1st. B., Battleboro-Cora Odom 8 05 

25 



" " St. Paul, Enfield-Carrie Lyon and Lucy Har- 
per delegates 5 00 

'• 1st. B., Scotland Neck-Hettie Clark and Miss 

Rosa McDonald delegates 5 00 

NO. CIRCLES REPRESENTED 7 

Amount sent in by Circles $ 33 95 

Collections Friday Night 6 15 

" Saturday morning 2 00 

" Saturday evening 2 95 

Sunday morning ..... 25 21 

" Sunday evening 20 55 

Annual Dues ._ _ ._ 6 50 

W. I.C. Circle 8 02 

Total Collected $105 33 

Disbursed 51 50 

Balance $ 54 62 

FINANCE 

Friday evening collection $ 6 15 

Saturday morning collection ._ 2 00 

Saturday evening collection __ 60 

Annual Dues 6 50 

Sister Hall . 75 

'< Whitfield . 70 

" Whitfield selling President's Address. 4 15 

Treasurer has 22 00 

Sunday Morning Session, Sunday School 2 60 

Sunday Morning Session _ __ _ _13 00 

20 05 

For Mrs. Bessie Sawver 11 21 

For Miss Rosa McDonald . 8 50 

At the Neuse River Association for Sister Martin 

We regret to say that the list for the dollar money at the N. R. 
A. is in the hands of the Corresponding Secretary and will be read 
at the next meeting of the Association and Auxiliary. 

RALLY MONEY 

Mr. Duberry . ... $100 

Mrs. J. Peebles 1 00 

COMMITTEE ON OFFICERS 

We, your Committee on Officers beg leave to make the follwing 

report, whereas we agreed that the officers remain as they are, ex- 
cept Sister Tallie, we insert Sister Maggie Hill in her place, we fur- 

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ther recommend that all the county remain as they are. 

Cora Odom 
Victoria Hale 
Millie Lockhart Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE 

We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg to make the fol- 
lowing report. The Shiloh Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, N. C, 
wish to extend a hearty welcome in their midst next September at 
the usual time. 

Miss Rosa McDonald 

Emma T. Walden 

Mrs. Annie Whitfield Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg to submit the follow 
ing report. Whereas the church of God is considered the purest 
organization in the world, and the sisters of the church should be 
careful enough always 10 leave off strong drinks and should not let 
it be in their homes, we further recommend that ail mothers should 
foim a temperance circle in their home and teach their children the 
meaning of the word Temperance. Humbly submitted. 

Mrs. Pearl Arrington 

Mrs. Maggie Hill 

Mrs. Margaret Jones Committee 



CONSTITUTION 

GOVERNING THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY, NEUSE 

RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

PREAMBLE. 

We, the Women within the bounds of the Neuse River Associa- 
tion feeling grateful to Almighty God for raising us from a life of 
servitude and degradation, and exalting us to Christian Womanhood 
where we are able to stand side by side with man, desiring to show 
our gratefulness first to God from whom all blessing How, and to the 
great and grand old men of the Neuse River Association (although 
some have gone into the land beyond) we are struggling to do Mis- 
sionary and Educational Work, by helping them to proselyte the 
great work undertaken, do adopt this Constitution. 

ARTICLE I.— Name 

This Organization shall be known as the Woman's Auxiliary to 
the Neuse River Association. 

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ARTICLE II.— Object 

The Object of the Auxiliary shall be permanently to assist in 
the Educational Work of the Neuse Kiver Institution at Weldon, and 
to do Home and Foreign Mission Work, through the Missionary and 
Educational Circles. 

ARTICLE III.— Members 

The membership shall be represented by annual and life repre- 
sentation. Any Missionary or Educational Circle, Union, Children's 
Sunshine Band may be represented in this Auxiliary by paying $1.00 
per delegate. Any woman in good standing in any regular Mission- 
ary Baptist Church may become a member by paying 25 cents an- 
nually, a life member by paying $2.50 at one payment. 

ARTICLE IV.— Officers 

Officers shall be a President, Vice-President at targe, one Coun- 
ty Vice-President, Recording Secretary. Assistant Secretary, Corres- 
ponding Secretary. Auditoi, Treasurer and Advisory Board. 

ARTICLE V.— Duties of Officers 

The President shall preside over the meetings of this body and 
see that the objects of the organization are strictly adhered to. At 
her absence the Vice-President at large shall serve. The President 
and Corresponding Secretary sign all orders on Treasurer. The 
County Vice-President shall organize Missionary and Educational 
Circles in their respective Counties by appointing District Vices to 
assist them where necessarv, and collect money for the Auxiliary. 
Every quarter they shall report to the Corresponding Secretary, 
sending her names of Church and Society, also name of President 
and Secretary of Circle organized and amount of money collected. 
The traveling expenses of these workers must be paid out of funds 
collected. The Convention will not be responsible for their ex- 
penses. The District President must report monthly to their Coun- 
ty President, and she to the Corresponding Secretary. 

The Recording Secretary shall keep a strict and accurate record 
of the proceedings of the body, compile the minutes for the press, 
and see that they are in the hands of the Corresponding Secretary 
at least three months after the adjourning of the Auxiliary. 

The Corresponding Secretary shall keep in touch with every 
County and District President and Missionary Circle by visiting 
their respective fields as often as necessary, she shall organize Cir- 
cles where none exists, keep up the regular correspondence, and 
give general information and cooperation when necessary. She 
must make annually at each session of the Neuse River Association 
a financial and general report of all work done b> her and the Con- 

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vention during the year, turn over all money for the Neuse River 
Institute to them, and the same must appear in the minutes of the 
Neuse River Association. The postage and traveling expenses ot 
the officers shall be furnished by the Board. 

The Auditor shall audit the accouuts of Corresponding Secre- 
tary and Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall receive all money belonging to this body 
from the Corresponding Secretary who shall furnish receipt for same 
when done. 

The Advisory Board shall consist of twelve members, compris- 
ing the general officers of the Auxiliary, three members at large and 
three from the general Board. 

ARTICLE VI.— Amendment 

The Constitution may be amended only at anv regular session, 
provided notice has been given the year previous. Two-thirds mem- 
bership must be present. 

Time and Place 

The Time and Place must be governed by the General Body. 

Order of Business 

1. Opened by Devotional Exercises, closed by Benediction and 
Prayer. 

2. Enrollment of Delegates. 

3. Appointing Committees on Hours of Meeting and Adjourn- 
ment. On Finance. On Temperance. On Resolutions. On New 
Circles. 

4. Annual Address bv President. 

5. Report of Various Committees. 

6. Report of Treasurer and Auditor. 

7. Report of County and District Presidents. 
7. Report of Executive Board. 

9. Report of Corresponding Secretary, 

10. Ehoes from Delegates. 

11. Discussions. 



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CHURCHES 



COUNTIES 



PASTORS AND POST OFFICES 



CLERKS AND THEIR P. O 



CHURCH MESS 



Jerusalem 

St. James _ 

Zion Hill 

Vaughan Chapel 

Mt. Hermcm 

Cherry Chapel 

New Bethel . ... .. 

Washington Branch 

Olive Chapel ... 

Galilee 

1st. Baptist, Battleboro 

Morningston, Battleboro... 

Anderson 

Mt. Calvary, Enfield ... 

St. Chapel.. 

Red Hill 

Roanoke Salem 

Hickory View 

Jericho 

Leggett Chapel 

New Hope. 

Neuse River, M & D Union 

Smith's Chapel 

Allen Grove 

Pleasant Hill 

Mt. Hope, Jackson 

Parker's Chapel 

Carters Chapel 

Lebanon 

Crowalls Cross Road 

1st. Baptist .... 

Shady Grove 

Bethlehem, Seaboard 

West Union 

Mt. Zion, Margareltsville 

New Hope, Nashxille 

Jordan Hill 

1st Baptist, Elm City 

Summon Grove 

Spring- Hope, Nashville 

Sandy Fork 

St.'Luke 

1st Baptist, Freement.. ._ 

1st Baptist, Halifax 

Daniel Chapel. 

Morning Star 

Bethlehem 

Smith's Chspel 

St. John, Elmore 

Lovely Hill 

White Oak 

Mark Chapel 

1st Baptist, Gaston 

Little Zion 

Hill Chapel.... 

Patillo Chapel 

1st Baptist, Enfield 

Tillery Chapel. 

Cedar Creek. 

Ebenezar 

Bethlehem .._ 

Mt. Olive 

Sandy Fork 

Union Baptist 

Salem Chapel 

Southern Grove .. .__ 

Zion Hill 

Hart's Chapel 

Oak Grove . 

Chestnut Grove 

Tar River M & D Union 

Eastern Star 

Shiloh 

Brooks Chapel 

St. Petess, Weldon 

CoolSpring 

St. Stephen ... 
St. John 

White Hill 

Union Grove 

St. Paul 

Shepherd Grove 

W. Weldon 

1st African Baptist 

St. Paul 

St. Shiloh 

Mason Grove . 

Pleasant Hill 

St. Mark 

Roanoke Chapel. 

Little Hope 

Roanoke Rapids 

Old Folks and O. Home 

Mt. Zion 

Twilight 

Calvary 

Elm Grove 

Low Level _ 



Edgecomb. 

Edgecombe 
Northampton .. 
Wilson 
Edgecombe ... 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Nash __ 

Halifax _. 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Pitt 

Halifax 

Halifax . 

Edgecombe 

Nortthampton. 
Edgecombe 



Edgecombe 

Edgecombe _. . 

Edgecombe 

Halifax . 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Northampton 
Northampton .. 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Northampton .. 

Halifax 

Northampton .. 

Nash . 

Warren 

Wilson 

Northampton... 

Nash 

Wilson _ . 

Edgecombe 

Wayne .. 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Edgecombo 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Northampton ... 

Halifax... 

Northampton .. 
Northampton ... 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax... 

Nash 

Nash 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Edgecombe ... . 

Edgecombe 

Johnson 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Northampton .. 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Fdgecombe 

Halifax 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Northampton 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Halifax 

Wayne .. .. .. 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Wayne 

Nash 

Nash 

Brunswick, Va 

Halifax.... 

Edgecombe 

Northampton ... 

Nash 

Halifax 

Wayne 

Nash 

Halifax.. 

Wilson 

Wilson 

Edgecombe 



Wm Wiggins, Spring Hill.. .. J C Philips, Whitakers C H Lyons 

J H Martin, Rocky Mount M G Marshal, Rocky Mount I W Davis, W E Gay 

L M McNair, Jackson. J W Doles, Margarettsville __ L M McNair 

Geo Hinton, Tarboro, R 3. . Riddick Webb, Elm City ... L C Campbell .".I. 

J K Williams, Rocky Mount. |Nick Lucas, Rocky Mount __.l 

Geo Hinton, Tarboro, R3. -.'Mai y Lawrence, Elm City 'Frank Moore. Elm < 



G G Edmonds, Halifax ... iLeah Whitakers, Enfield, Box 281 . 

Gil Hinton, Tarboro, R 3. !Hattie Williams, Fountain 



Geo Hinton, Tarboro, R 3. 

Richard Cooper, Widsor 

J W Wood, Weldon 

W H Walker, Warsaw 

W W Williams, Hassell 

Richard Cooper, Windsor 

P A Ivory, lhelma 

J R Coel, Rocky Mount 

J W Blacknall, Garysburg 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mount _.. 

J E Armstrong, Battleboro . 

T V Foster. Rocky Mount.. 

W B Burgges, Aurelian Springs 

Pies D Reid, Whitakers 

P A lvey, Rosemary 

C Pierce. Halifax 



P C Davis, Warrington 



E A Taylor, Scotland Neck 

J R Stanbery, Halifax 

McW ickleson, Enfield 

P L Boone, Weldon... 

W T Edmonds, Weldon 

P C Davis, Warrenton 

J T Johnson, Jackson 

F L Bullock, Enfield. 

A Bell, Enfield 

Benny Bullock 

N H Arrington, Enfield 

O B Alston, Jackson 

F H Harrison, Nashville ... 

E S Lucas, Elm City 

D M Moore, Whitakers . 

G H Bryant, Bowden... . 

P A lvey, Halifax 

N Harrington 

R B Walston, Battleboro. R 1 

P C Clark, Scotland Neck 

H H Hall, Scotland Neck. 

B J Tvson, Tarboro 

W T Edmond, Weldon 

P A lvey, Thelma 

P H Hedgpeth, Castalia.. 

J W Wood, Weldon 

C H Baker, Tillery . 

Wm Turner, Jackson 

W A Vicncent, Lawrenceville ... ... 

J R Coel. Whitakers 

Wm Wiggins, Spring Hill 

RC Clark, Scotland Neck. 

W G Eemonds, Rocky Mount 

W G Edmonds, Emporia, Va , R 2 

Henrv Drake, Battleboro ... 

G W Cheek, Castalia .. 

S Pittman, Rocky Mount 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck. 

C H Rhyne, Fremount 

E A Taylor, Halifax 

Berry Powell, Rocky Mount 

W T Edmonds, Welden 

W L Brown, Tillery 

Geo Hinton, Tarboro . 

C T Everett, Kelford 

J C Melton, Scotland Neck 

C W lvey, Rosemary 

H H Hart, Tarboro 

J W Wo.d, Weldon 

H H Hart, Rocky Mount . 



Mary Wright, Sharpsburg 

D A Marrow, Tillery 

Spencar Adams, Battleboro. 

Alston Pittman, Whitakers 

J H Redmond, Marchfield 

Willis Smith, Enfield 

John T For, Enfield, R 2 

J J Hart, Whitakers 

AM Rice, Garysburg 

H Parker, Rocky Mount ... 

Mary Hamalian . 

Cora Avant, Whitakers 

W Pervis, BatHeboro... 

W Pervis, Battleboro 

Wm Smith, Halifax .. 

R B Pierce _ 

Wm Scott, Enfield 

Seddon Jeffrey, Jackson . 

G H Johnson, Jackson ... 

H Powell, Rosemary .. 

R C Williams, Halifax, R 2... 

J J Johnson, Enfield 

J H Boyd, Weldon __ 

Rebecca Davis, Tillery, Box 18 

S T Vassal, Jr., Seaboard . 

Martha Johnson, Weldon . 

R P lvey, Margarettsville.. _ 

Robert Ricks, Whitakers R 5 

Mary George 

Geo. Cooper, Elm City 

Willie Miller, Rosemary . 

McRicks, Wilson 

B R Lucas, Wilson 

Jerry Shaw, Battleboro. __ 

D R I >avis, Fremont 

C C Johnson, Halifax 

R J Copeland, Enfield 

Hattie Jenkins, Rocky Mount, R 6 

P E Keys, Whitakers, R 4 

J H Richard, Enfield 

Pertie Dunn... 

Mattie Dawson, Tillery 

J W Wilkins, Ringwood . 

D D Cooper. Rocky Mount 

E W Edmonds, Henrico 

J R Mcrritt, Halifax 

H Demery, Garysburg 

A M Harrison, Elam "... 'C C Clement, J V 

J Howington, Enfield Ilsaac Smith 



H C Cofield 

E D Williams .. 

Walter Whitney ... 

N T Edmonds 

Cary Whitakers, S C 
J Philips, Battlebor. 
Jaffie Harris . ... 

W S Night 

Mat Davis 

D Reid . 

R N Boone. E LArr 

P E Dickens __ 

J E Armstrong 

T V Foster 

W Pervis 

D Reid 

Wm. Smith... 

J R Clanton, P Wlli 
Dock Tannon, J Da 1 
J B Pet pies, G W H 

S L Farman ._ 

M E Martin, H Pow 
S M Mandly . .. 
J J Johnson, C Pier 
A Drtwy, C P Anth 

Miland Davis _. 

Robert Davis 

J T Johnson. 

Anthony Lason 

Robert Ricks 

T W Gardner, Blake 

Ned Winstead, Jar 

I H Spruill, Rosema 

Norman Battle ... 

E S Lucas .. 

Lcuis Shaw 

C HRyan... 

A Nollington, C C , 

R J Capland ... 

W C Jenk'ns 

John Tillery 

H HHale 

B J Tyson 

S Pittman 

P A lvey ... 

D D Cooper, R 4 
E W Edmonds .. 

J Magee 

Mazor Durham 



Paul R Jones, Tillery. 

J R Whitaker, Enfield ._ 

Louis Piprens 

A B Lucas, Rocky Mount. 

Sallie Wright, Rocky Mount .... 

David Jones, Wilson _ 

Chas. Davis, Rocky Mount 

Roberta Hines, Tarboro 

TC Richardson, Kinly 

G S Alston, Halifax . 

M E Bullock, Rocky Mount 

E G Sykes, Garysburg 

J H House, Tillery 

P B Bullock, Rocky Mount 

John Mayo, Tarboro ._ . 

H H Arrington, Scoiland Neck. 

Ella Blackman, Black Creek... 

Walter Phram, Weldon . 

Rufus Ingram 

W T Harrell, Tarboro . 



J H Martin, Rocky Mount _ | w L Lvons, Rocky Mount, R 3 

McKinlr Wickerson, Enfield 

E F Hooker, Lucoma 

J W Wood, Weldon 

J D Whitfield, Weldon 

C W lvey, Rosemary 

Fred Davis, Wilson... 

E D Tayloi, Wood 

I S Riddick, Parmele 

J E Huff, Henrico 

D L Tillery, Rich Square 

J A Whitaker, Enfield .. 

J A Whitaker. Enfield 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 



Pres Fannie Whitley. Goldsboro 

J S Brown, Rocky Mount 

M P Sweatt, Garysburg 

E D Joyner, Rocky Mount 

E D Joyner, Rocky Mount 

B J Tyson, Tarboro -. 



Edward Anderson, Weldon 

Daniel Richardson 

Undean Baker, Enfield 

J R Merritt, Weldon 

Mamie Smallwood, Roeemary . 

Wm. Hamilton ... _. 

T L Harrison, Rocky Mount.. . 

L Harrison. W'hitakers, R 2 

Lov«y Brown, Valentine 

Dora Dancy, Scotland Neck 

H H Cutchin, Whitakers 

MW Amos, Garysburg 
Richard Hodges, Rocky Mount 

J H A lvey, Rosemary 

C A Whitley 

Thomas Havwood 

J S White, Weldon 

C W Barnes, Wilson 

Rachael Dozley __ _. ...|ED Joyner 

Mary E Stantely, Coretoe IBy Letter 



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R J Savage, Tillery 

O D Archer 

W G Edmonds.. 
W G Edmonds. 
Henry Drake _ 
Athan Dean ... 
Chas. Davis ._ 
Major Winton . 
H Harrington . 
GS Alston. C Alstc 
P B Bulloek 
WB Prince, S Moo< 
R L Brown 
E VByrd . 
T Jones, A W Woo 
P Shield, J Shield, 

C W lvey 

By Letter 

James Squire .. . 

HH Hart 

D G Gaylor. B T B 
Aaron Anderson 

J C Aycox 

Andrew Jones — 

Lucus Shurn 

J J Smallwoood .. 
Fred Davis, Wm. 
T L Harrison. J H 

Chas Williams 

J H Mallory 

Chas. Dancy 

J A Whitakers 

Joseph Pittman... 

E VByrd 

T J Smallwood 

Bv Letter 

T \V Worsley, C C J 
Joe RufTin, T Thorn 
E D Joyner. 



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INUTES 

OF THE 

FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Missionary Baptist 
Association 

HELD WITH 

The Eastern Star Baptist Church 

TARBORO, N. C. 
— + — 

September 25 9 26, 27th ? 1923 

The next Session Will be Held With The First African Baptist 

Church, Goldstboro, N. C, Tuesday After the Fourth 

Sunday in September, 1924. 



^Sim 



MINU TES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL 
SESSION 



OF THE 



Neuse River Missionary 
Baptist Association 



22 

HELD WITH 



The Eastern Star Baptist Church 
TARBORO, N. C. 

SEPTEMBER 25, 26, 27th, 1923 



The next session will be held with the First African Baptist 

Church, Goldsboro, N. C, Tuesday after the fourth 

Sunday in September 1924 



OFFICERS 

Moderator J. W. Wood, Weldon 

Vice-Moderator J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

Secretary M. W. Williams, Jr., Halifax 

Corresponding Secretary Alfred Wood, Tarboro 

Auditor 1 F. F. Bullock, Enfield 

Statiscian Rev. A. C Tillery, Norfolk 

Treasurer M. E. Martin, Thelma 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. W. Wood Weldon 

Rev. George G. Edmonds Route 2, Halifax 

Rev. J. S. Brown Rocky Mount 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Garysburg 

Rev. J. C. Melton Scotland Neck 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

Rev. Peter Davis Warrenton 

Rev. C. W. Ivey Rosemary 

Rev. Amos Bell Weldon 

Rev. J. T. Johnson Rosemary 

Rev. A. C. Tillery Norfolk 



TRUSTEE BOARD 

Bro. C. P. Anthony Weldon 

Bro. Cary Alston Littleton 

Bro. R. A. Cheek Weldoa 

Bro. C. C. Johnson .. Rocky Mount 

Bro. M. E. Martin Thelma 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. Halifax 

Bro. Robt. N. Boone Seaboard 

Hev. J. C. Melton Scotland Neck 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

Rev. Lewis McNair Jackson 



ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Ministers who paid their fees for 1923: 
Revs. C. T. Everitt, Kilford; L. N. Neal, Ayden; Geo. Hinton, 
Tarboro, R 3, B 85; G. W. Beal, Jackson; Thos. H. Body, Rocky 
Mount; D. M. Rosser, Whitakers; R. H. Hinton, Tarboro,; W. G. 
Edmonds, North Emporia, Va., Box 125; Dock Laurence, Rocky 
Mount; M. H. Hill, Whitakers; D. L. Tillery, Jackson; Parham 
Brewer, Henrico; Bro. A. Drew; Revs. Elijah Jenkins, Sharps- 
burg; N. W. Nedwalston, Battleboro; E. R. Noel, Rocky Mount; 
W. B. Gathing, Weldon, R. B. Walston, Battleboro; B. M. Moore 
Enfield Rte; P. A. Hedgepeth, Castalia; W. M. Lynch, Whtakers; 
Peter Davis, Warrenton; C. H. Ryan, Lucama, R 3, B 4; H. H. 
Hart, Tarboro; W. H. Walker, Whitakers, R 3; Amos Bell, Wei- 
don; E. Meachern, Scotland Neck; J. T. Johnson, Rosemary; W. 
L. Brown, Tillery; S. L. Evans, Rocky Mount; T. V. Foster, 
Rocky Mt.; Berry Powell, Tarboro; R. C. Clark, Scotland Neck; 
L. M. McNair, Jackson; W. S. Miller, Weldon; E. D. Joyner, 
Rocky Mount; J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount; A. C. Tillery, Rocky 
Mount; W. R. Shaw, Halifax; J. J. Edwards, Suffolk, Va.; E. A. 
Taylor, Scotland Neck; T. S. Sykes, Halifax; Dr. J. W. Blacknall, 
Garysburg; Revs. 0. B. Alston, Jackson; W. M. Turner, Jackson; 
Jackson Lyon, Rocky Mount, R 4, B 76; J. E. Huff, Henrico; 
M. W. Williams, Raleigh. 



LICENTIATE PREACHERS 

J. R. Rose, B. F. Stanton, Tillery; Rufus Battle, Enfield; Wil- 
liam Clark, Scotland Neck; Baggie Thanes, Rocky Mount; A. L. 
Richards, Freemont, B 65; B. C. Fernell, J. H. Hill, Freemont; 
George King, Weldon; James Pittman, Whitakers; J. E. Wil- 
liams, Rocky Mount; J. H. Arrington, Enfield; C. P. Ivery, Rose- 
mary; Buitte Johnson, Rosemary; A. Farmer, Tillery; Dred Wim- 
berly; Halle Brigman, Halifax; Arthur Haywood, William Huff 
Hapix; Rodger Johnson, Hapix. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Tarboro, N. C. Sept. 5, 1923 
FIRST DAY — Morning Session 

The Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association convened in 
its fifty-seventh annual session with the Eastern Star Baptist 
Church, Tarboro, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Hinton led in singing No. 345, "My God, the 
spring all my joy" etc. Rev. N. H. Arrington read for the scrip- 
ture lesson, John 14th chapter, "Let not your hearts be troubled'? 
etc. Prayer was then offered for the success of the Association 
by Rev. Hinton. Hymn No. 96, "Come Holy Spirit, Heavenly 
Dove with all thy quickening power," etc, led by Rev. N. H. Ar- 
rington. At this point Bros. Juno, Martin, Revs. Tyson, Wood, 
delighted our hearts with prayer and songs. 

Rev. J. W. Wood, Moderator after a few preliminary remarks 
expressing thanks to Providence for allowing us to reassemble, 
the program was read and a motion prevailed to follow the pro- 
gram with one exception. 

After enrolling messengers, Prof. T. S. Inborden was introdnc 
ed and made a very forceful plea for the education of the youth. 
He also urged intelligent farming and invited each preacher and 
all to be present at the State Fair. Invitations were promised 
each minister. Revs. W. Beale and F. A. Martin lifted a collec- 
tion of $8.50. 

Bro. M. C. Peobles from Pine Grove, Jackson, N. C, came be- 
fore the Association and with consent of the Association by mo- 
tion and seconded the Piney Grove Church was given the right 
hand of fellowship; benediction was pronounced by Rev. J. C- 
Melton. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Afte a very spiritual praise service conducted by Rev. McKin 
ly Nicholson and F. L. Bullcck the president announced the meet- 



mg opened. The minutes were read, received and adopted. The 
following committees were appointed: New Churches, Finance, 
Sunday School, Obituaries. Ordination etc. 

Rev. A. C. Tillery led in singing a hymn. Rev. A. W. Ivey 
prayed fervently for this meeting, for the preachers, officers, 
and for the minister who was to deliver the message. Hymn No. 
385, "Far from my Heavenly Home.'. Rev. J. W. Blacknall was 
next introduced to preach the Annual Sermon. After expressing 
regrets for not being present last year he took his text from 
Jeremiah 31:7, "Sing with joy," etc. "Oh Lord, Save Thy People 
the remnant of Israel." Subject: "The Salvation of the Church." 

After a splendid introduction giving the history and surround- 
ing conditions which caused Jeremiah to cry out "O Lord save 
Thy people," Rev. Blacknall went into the interpretation of the 
prophecy concerning the spiritual salvation of the church. His 
discourse was divided as follows: 

Perils of the world and the church's non-conformity. He gave 
many illustrations showing the dangers to which it is subjected. 
Finally giving us a remedy. 

2. Perils of Spiritual Apathy — The lack of church members 
giving spiritual experience; preachers leaving their churches too 
jften. He urged them to stay with their people and preach regu- 
lar; men seeking their own glory; lack of support for missions. 

3. Perils of Secterian — That is, they are putting all their hope 
in being a member of a certain church, but not enough in being 
corn anew. 

The text includes a conviction that the prophet was not tatis- 
fied with conditions. If then we can be satisfied with the pres- 
ent conditions, we need not pray: "0 Lord save thy people." 
Are souls saved? Are we doing mission work? Are we in earn- 
est about the matter? These questons he propounded to us. 
Among the many illustrations on this point was that of Daniel 
waiting on the Lord and the Lord coming to his rescue. He show- 
id that if the preacher would be strong among those whom he 
preached his life must be clean, and that God is expecting, yea, 



depending on all of us. Truly, the Association gave evidence of 
their individual hearts burning while he preached. Prayer was 
offered by Rev. W. L. Brown. The visitors introduced were: 
Rev. and Mrs. Amos Bell and Rev. H. L. Davenport, all of whom 
gave very encouraging words. Bros. Wm. Hines and R- B. Prince 
were asked to lift the collection which they did to the amount of 
$3.80; benediction by Rev. Fred M. Davis. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session 

The Association enjoyed a splendid praise service conducted 
by several brethren. The president announced the meeting open- 
ed. The minutes were read, received and adopted. The mod- 
rator introduced the pastor, Rev. C. T. Everitt.who had charge of 
a very splendid program making the Association welcome. The 
address by Hon. H. D. Harrison was good and much enjoyed. He 
said some nice things to us. Rev. Thurston on behalf of the 
churches, very good. Mrs. V. McWilliams on the part of the 
women made us welcome to work out plans for continuous serv- 
ice all the year around. Duet — Misses Mabel Leathers and Fan- 
nie Jordon. Solo, Mrs. M. M. Weston. On behalf of the busi- 
ness men by Bro. G. D. Garrett, very good; patronize your col- 
ored business men was very timely advice. 

Bro. C. M. Dancey welcomed us on behalf of the races, very 
good; response was ably delivered by Rev. J. S. Brown. The 
moderator after introducing Rev. J. C. Melton sang "Nearer my 
God to Thee." Rev. Melton expressed his pleasure to be present, 
and took for subject: "The doctrine of man's existence," Acts 
17:28, "For in Him we live and have our being." Very clearly 
did he prove that all we are, all we do and all we hope to do is 
dependent upon God. We can only understand in proportion as 
we recognize God as the God of Gods and Lord of Lords. With all 
that man has done he has onl ydone in proportion to hairs breath. 
Man is always a school boy. Well did he illustrate how little men 
know and much God knows. Rev. Melton gave us man as he 
lives, in God; man as he moves in God, and man as the image of 



God's likeness with all of God's attributes. A very strong sermon 
and enjoyed by all. Brother H.D.'Hilliard and C.C.Johnson were 
asked to lift the collection which they did to the amount of $10.- 
24; benediction by Rev. A. W. Ivey. 

SECOND DAY — Morning Session 

Praise service was ably conducted by Revs. L. N. Neal, J. W. 
Blacknall and W. H. Jones, service very spiritual. The modera- 
tor announced the meeting opened. The minutes were re- 
ceived and adopted. The topic: "Ministerial Cooperation" was 
discussed to the satisfaction of all who heard it. 

Rev. L. N. Neal was asked to preside while the Moderator de- 
livered his Annual Address. Subject: "Difficulties to be sur- 
mounted." He gave many illustrations showing how the pro- 
gressive sciences are surmounting difficulties — We can surmount 
our difficulties with faith in God and hard struggles. 

The following recommendations: 

1. Every church represent all of its members. 

2. Take more interest in Shaw. 

3. Run the Institute and do not sell the property. 

4. Encourage the women. 

Rev. A. C. Tillery after a few brief remarks motioned to ap- 
point a committee on president's address. Committee : Revs. J. 
S. Brown, L. N. Neal and brother Frank Davis. At this point, 
Dr. A. W. Pegues was introduced and after expressing 
his gratitude to the Association for stopping its work and giving 
him an opportunity to represent Shaw University went into an 
explanation of the Theological Department of Shaw. He made 
it clear that the minister must not be for himself, but for the sal- 
vation of men. God has intrusted us with His saving message 
and we cannot nor must not fail Him. Dr. Pegues made it clear 
to all of us that the ministers must be trained if they are going 
to lead the people as they should. Many strong hints were given 
as about calling strong christian ' trained ministers; a strong 
powerful address. The Association contributed $56.50 to Dr. 
Pegues for Shaw. Benediction by Rev. A. C. Tillery. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

After enjoying a very splendid and spiritual praise service con- 
ducted by Revs. D. L. Tillery, Richard Body and W. M. Rosser, 
l ,he President announced the meeting opened and ready for busi- 
ness. Some discussion followed and the Association decided to 
iear the sisters at this time. The minutes were read, received 
and adopted. A committee on Grievance was appointed. (See 
Committee.) Rev. Everitt introduced the pastor of Metropoli- 
tan Baptist Church. Rev. Yeaby, who made a very strong and 
helpful speech. 

The financial report of the Trustee Board was received and 
adopted. There was a discussion of a report of recommenda- 
tions as brought by the Trustees — a motion to receive the recom- 
mendation prevailed. Several discussions; then a motion to 
adopt in sections prevailed. Committee on New Churches report 
ed. Adopted. (See report.) 

1. A motion prevailed to table first section. 

2. A motion prevailed to table second section. 

3. A motion prevailed to adopt third section. 

4. A motion prevailed to table fourth section. 

5. A motion prevailed to table fifth section. 

6. A motion prevailed to table sixth section. 

(See Report) 
Rev. W. S. Miller made some remarks concerning the ad- 
vancement of the work; benediction by Rev. W. G. Edmonds. 

SECOND DAY — Evening Session 

The Association enjoyed an excellent praise service conducted 
by Revs. L. S. Hilliard and John Lucas. At this point the Presi- 
dent announced the meeting opened and turned the work into the 
ha*nds of the Woman's Auxiliary. Collection for sisters auxiliary 
$25.25. (See work of Auxiliary.) The President presented Dr. 
Peacock, President of Shaw University who expressed the pleas- 
ure it gave him to be with the Association. He then spoke on 
the "Church and the Ministry." Many reasons were given why 



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the young men were not entering the ministry. He said that it 
required a spiritual church to make or encourage men in the 
ministry. Five reasons for the Church: 

1. First reason it is where men and women reassemble. 

2. A place where men are born again. 

3. Task or place where touls are cultivated. 

We are as responsible for the new born souls as the parent is 
for the physical birth. 

4. The Church should give a vision to its members for social 
and missionary service. 

5. A church is to be exemplification of the life of Christ or 
Kingdom of God en earth. 

This five-fold service is to be accomplished through a well 
trained ministry. The minister is expected to know how to lead 
the people. Dr. Peacock made a strong plea for christian service. 
The minutes were read, received and adopted. 

The following cemmitees reported, and reports adopted: Presi- 
dent's Address,- Ordination, Secretary. A motion to dispense 
with the sermon prevailed. Treasure. Several remarks were 
made. Right 'hand of fellowship was extended to Rev. J. J. Ed- 
wards, C. W. Hardy. 

Rev. A. C. Tillery, acting Moderator — A motion that the pres- 
ent officers be elected to succeed themselves. After discussion 
an amendment that the motion be tabled prevailed. Rev. J. W. 
Wood was elected Moderator by 101 votes. A unanimous vote 
was affirmed. A motion that all other officers succeed them- 
selves prevailed. Bro. T. C. Sykes was given the right hand of 
fellowship. Rev. J. W. Ligon was introduced. A motion to ad- 
journ; benediction by Rev. Hinton. 

THIRD DAY — Morning Session 

Praise service was ably conducted by several of the brethren. 
Rev. J. W. Ligon and Rev. G. A. Mial spoke to the delegates of 
the Association, which speeches were very well received. Sev- 
eral reports were received and adopted. Finance, Appropriations 
etc. (See reports.) 



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A motion prevailed that any one ordained except through a. 
regular channel shall not he recognized as ministers by the AssocJ^ 
Uon. A vote of thanks was tendered to the pastors, churches and 
friends of Tarboro who so royally entertained us. Rev. Ligon 
made a strong plea for race co-operation. Collection made to 
Rev. G. A. Mials fo r Winston Orphanage. Roanoke Chapel $7.0(* 
paid. A motion to give from the treasure $10.00 to the orphan 
Asylum was carried. Adjournment. 

REPORTS 

We your committee on New Churches beg leave tu make the 
following report. 

We have investigated the matter in regards to the following 
Baptist Churches and according to our church discipline we :find 
them in gospel order: Boone's Chapel, North Hampton County; 
2, Shiloh Baptist Church, Edgecombe Counnty;3, Carters Chapel,. 
Edgemont County; 4, Rocky Mount, N. End Baptist Church; 5,. 
First Baptist Church, Middlesex, Nash County. 

Bro. I. J. Juno, Chairman, P. P. Bullock 

A. Northington Rev. Thomas Sykes 

Rev. C. W. Ivory Bro. W. S. Brown 

Bro. Smith Gary Rev. J. H. Spruell 

Committee 



We, your committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to report tne 
following: That all Superintendents, Teachers and Officers be 
consistent members of the church and have a good report. We 
further recommend that all pastors supervise their Sunday 
Schools as much as in their power. We also recommend that 
all our Schools shall use Baptist Literature. 
Committee : 
Bro. A. L. Jones Bro. T. Thomas 

Bro. Matt Davis Bro. S. L. Forman 

Bro. F. J. Smallwood Itro. S. Jeffrie? 



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Bro. W. E. Quinichett Bro. W. A. Kingsbery 

Bro. Edward Anderson Bro. D. Reid 

Bro. W. M. Hines Bro. Hardy Powers 

Rev. W. H. Willis Bro. T. W. Garder 

Rev. G. S. Alston Rev. C. W. Ivey 

We, your committee on Orbituary, beg leave to submit the fol- 
We, your committee on Obituary, beg leave to submit the fol- 
We find since the last sitting of the Association that it has 
pleased the Almighty God to call from labor to reward the fol- 
lowing ministers and deacons: Rev. Thomas Jones Rev. Charles 
Perry, Rev. Dock Sheren, Rev. Stephen Ford, Rev. C. C. Lem- 
mons, Rev. C. M. Clayton. 

Deacons Luke Loyd, R. B. Pierce, Randayy Barnes, Robert 
Drumgold, Stephen Drumgold, Ned Phillips, James M. Pierce. 

Humbly Submitted, 
Rev. A. W. Ivey Bro. Robt. Hill 

Bro. Joe Ruffin Rev. Harry H. Grant 

Rev. A. T. Taylor Rev. McKinly Nicholson 

Rev. Sherman Pittrnan Rev. G. W. Beal 

Rev. G. E. Huff 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

Whereas we the Committee on Education realize the great 
need of Christian Education among our people and we are all 
alive to our responsibilities. 

We recommend united efforts along every line of christian 
endeavor to develop a stronger Christian character in our boys 
and girls. We recommend a Commission for Co-operation be 
appointed who will try to cooperate with as many schools as 
they think feasable, who will consolidate into one great Institu- 
tion in Eastern North Carolina for our boys and girls. We fur- 
ther recommend that the Ministers and membership of the Neuse 
River Institute renew their obligations and allegiance to theNuese 
River Trustee Board, of the Institution of this Association. 
J. S. Brown, Chairman. 



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ORDINATION 

We, your committee on Examination submit the following re- 
port: 

We have examined the following named brethren: Bros. R B. 
Boddie, Harry Grant, W. H. Willis and M. W. Williams. 

1. We recommend Bros. Boddie, Grant and Williams to con 
tinue to study. 

2. We recommend that Bro. M. W. Williams who has passed 
a very satisfactory examination be referred to his church for 

ordination. 

Committee: 
Rev. C. T. Everitt Rev. J. C. Melton 

Rev. A. C Tillery M. P. Sweat 

Rev. S. W. Ivey Rev. J. W. Blacknall 

Rev. F. L. Bullock Rev. H. H.Hall 

Rev. J. S. Brown 
Thelma, N. C., Sept. 26, 1923. 
To the Moderator and members of N. R. Association, Greet- 
ings. 

As treasurer I desire to make the following report: 

Sept. 28, 1922, brought forward $ 25.00 

Sept. 28, 1922, Received from Association 565.19 

Oct. 26, received from Sec. W. P Purnell 13.61 

Nov. 17, received from Re"v. J. W. Wood 1.00 

Total received $604.80 

Paid Out 

Sept. 28, Appropriations $ 93.20 

Sept. 28, Donations 123.93 

Sept. 28, Rev. J. W. Wood for Blanks 2.00 

Dec. 28, Paid C. P. Anthony (Treas Bd.. 50.00 

Nov. 17, Paid C. P. Anthony, (Treas. Bd.) 150.00 

Oct. 26, Rev. J. W. Wood for State Convention 35.00 

Aug. 13, Paid Rev. J. W. Wood (Minutes and Dist) 70.00 

Aug. 30, Paid Rev. C. P. Anthony (Treas. Bd.) 20.00 

Total amount paid out $544.13 



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Balance on hand 59.67 

Respectfully, 
M. E. Martin, F. L. Bullock 

Auditors. 
To the Moderator and members, Neuse River Association, 
Greetings., 

As Secretary I desire to make the following report: 

Sept. 28, 1922, balance brought forward $ 25.00 

Received of W. P. Purnell 14.61 

Sept. 28, 1922, received from Asso. 565.19 

Total receipts $604.80 

Sept. 28, 1922 paid on donations $123.93 

Sept. 28, Appropriations $ 93.20 

Sept. 28, 1922 __Rev. J. W. Wood for blanks 2.00 

Oct. 26, Rev. J. W. Wood lor State Convention 35.00 

Nov. 17, Paid C. P. Anthony, (Treas. Bd.) 150.00 

Dec. 28, C. P. Anthony (Treas. Bd.) 50.00 

Aug. 13, Paid Rev. J. W. Wood (Minutes and Dist) 70.00 

Aug. 30, Paid Rev. C. P. Anthony (Treas. Bd.) 20.00 

Total amount paid out $544.13 

Balance on hand 59.67 

We your Committee on Temperance beg leave to make the 
following report: 

Whereas intemperance is doing so much harm to uor churches 
jur Sunday Schools and our homes and unfitting - so many for 
service, therefore, we recommend that no minister, deacon or 
Sunday School Superintendent or teachers should be worthy of 
Christian leadership who indulge in strong drink. We further 
re-commend that our girls be moderate in dressing and allow no 
young man to smoke in their presence. 

Rev. P. A. Ivey, Chr. Rev. M. P. Swett 

Rev. Wm. Turner Rev. J. E. Cherry 

Rev. O. B. Olston Rev. A. T. Thomas 

Rev. J. J. Johnson Bro. Moses Williams, Sr. 

Rev. M. C. Peebles, Secretary. 
Your Committee on finance heg leave to make the following 
report : 



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Received from various churches and Union $300.00. 99 churches. 

Brc. W. E. Martin Bro. C. C. Johnson 

Mark Myler Jacob Hawerton 

Bro. F. A. B. Martin 

Report of C. P. Anthony, Treas. of N. R. A. 

Sept. 25, 1923. 

Jan. 18, Received of M. E. Martin - $150.00 

Jan. 22, paid Weldon Furniture Co. 119.00 

Jan. 22, paid Pierce Whitehead and Co. 30.00 

Jan. paid Insurance Co. 70.00 

Feb., received of M. E. Martin $50.00 

Sept. received of M. E. Martin 20.00 

Total 220.00 

May, paid for repairing 20.00 

May, rereived from Co. for rent 239.00 

May, received fro Co. for rent 239.00 

Balance brought forward 15.00 

Balance brought forward from 1922 19.92 

$254.92 

Balance in Treasure 15.92 

O. K., F. L. Bullock, Auditor. 
We, your Committee on President's Annual Address beg to 
submit the following: 

We recommend the adoption of all the recommendations sub- 
mitted by the President of the Association and same be spread 
upon the minutes. 

We further recommend the adoption of all the resolutions of 
the President of the Woman's Auxiliaries and the same be spread 
upon the minutes. 
Committee 

J. S. Brown, Chr. N. L. Neal, Sec. 

Committee on Appropriations 

President $10.00 

Vice-President 5.00 

Secretary 25.00 

Assistant Secretary 7.50 

Mission 7.50 



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Auditor 2.50 

Board of eleven members $45.00 

F. L. Bullock L. N. Neal 

d P. Anthony 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas the Eastern Star Baptist Church has so royally cared 
for this Association ; therefore, be it resolved that we extend to 
them, the citizens, and its good pastor a rsing vote of thanks. 
A. C. Tillery. 
Tarboro, N. C, Sept. 26, 1923. 
Bro. Moderator and delegation: I, your Auditor, beg to re- 
port as follows: 

I find the reports submitted to the Association by the Treas- 
urer to be correct. 

Your humble servant, 

F. L. Bullock, Auditor 
We, your committee on Time and Place submit the following 
report: 

Whereas, our sister church, 1st African Baptist of Goldsboro, 
N. C, has asked the next sitting of this Association. We recom- 
mend that this Association accept the invitation and meet with 
the First African Baptist Church, Tuesday after the 4th Sunday 
in September, 1924. 

Respectfully Submitted 

Your Committee , 

Bro. Zeb Copeland Rev. Rufus Battle 

Rev. G. W. Cheek Bro. Wm. Hamilton 

Bro. R. B. Prince Bro. Richard Johnson 

Bro. S. J. Thompson Bro. T. J. Smallwood 

Bro. Tom Fenner Bro. Wm. Bynum 

Bro. S. M. Harris Bro. J. J. Smallwood 

Bro. 0. D. Archie Bro. T. V. Foster 

Bro. A. T. Taylor '![ Bro. Blake Williams 

I Aaron Anderton Bro. Jolly Drake 

I Bro. G. H. Hinton ' Bro. Richard Brunch 



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Bro. Zari Bryant Bro. Zack Lee 

Rev P. E. Dickens Rev. Henry Drake 

Rev. Jno. Lucas Rev. N. H. Arrington 

Bro. J. H. Good 

MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIAL AND TRUSTEE BOARD 
OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 



The Ministerial and Trustee Board of the Neuse River Asso- 
ciation met in the First Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C, Oct, 

23, 1923. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. H. Martin. 
After which the President stated the object of the meeting. The 
matter of printing minutes was taken up. A motion prevailed 
that fifteen hundred (1500) minutes be printed. It was ordered 
that a letter form be printed and this matter was left in the 
hands of the printing committee. The following persons were 
chosen to compose the printing committee: Rev. J. W. Wood, 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Bro. C P. Anthony, and Rev. M. W. Wil- 

liams. 

On motion that we represent in the Baptist State Convention 
the amount of $35.00 in addition to the railroad fares of dele- 
gates which is eight dollars forty-two cents ($8.42.) A motion 
prevailed that the amount of $2.20 be allowed for dinner for 
members of the Board. It was stated by Bro. C. P. Anthony 
that there was an outstanding account of eighty dollars ($80.00) 
against the school; a motion prevailed that this amount be paid. 
An order was drawn upon the treasurer, (Bro. M. E. Martin) 
and left in the hands of Bro. C. P. Anthony to be settled. 

It was further stated by Bro. Anthony that the furniture in 
the school building is in very bad condition and liable to ruin. 
The board authorized same to be sold and proceeds placed in the 
hands of the treasurer. 

The following persons were chosen to preach at the next an- 
nual session of the Neuse River Association: Annual sermon, 
Rev. J. W. Wood; Missionary sermon, Rev. A. C. Tillery; Doe- 



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trinal sermon, Rev. J. S. Brown; Temperance Sermon, Rev. J.. 
H. Martin; Educational sermon, Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

The following persons were chosen corresponding delegates: 
Bethany Association, Revs. J. W. Wood and J. W. Blacknall; 
Reedy Creek Association, Rev. J. A. Whitaker; Old Eastern As- 
sociation, Rev. J. C. Melton; East Roanoke Association, A. C. 
Tillery; Shiloh No. 1, Rev. Amos Bell; Shiloh No. 2, J. H. Mar- 
tin; West Roanoke, Rev. I. S. Riddick; Wake Baptist Association 
Rev. J. S. Brown; Johnson District Association, Rev. M. W. Wil- 
liams; Pee Dee Association, Rev. J. H. Martin; Rowan Associ- 
ation, Rev. J. S. Brown; Middle Ground Association, Rev. W. M. 
Wiggins; Bear Creek Association; Rev. E. A. Taylor, National 
Convention No. 1, Revs. J. H. Martin and J. S. Brown; National 
Convention No. 2, Rev. J. W. Wood; Lott Carey Covention, 
Revs. J. W. Blacknall, J. W. Wood, J. H. Martin, J. S. Brown 
and A. C. Tillery. 

The following persons were chosen for the purpose of consid- 
ering the propriety of uniting with some ;body or bodies for the 
election of an institution. Viz: C. P. Anthony, J. W. Wood, J. C. 
Melton, J. W. Blacknall, J. S. Brown, M. W. Williams. 

There seemed to be no other business at present the Board ad- 
journed to meet at the call of the President; benediction. 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MINISTERIAL BOARD 
OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 



The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met at. 
St. Paul Baptist Church, Enfield, N. C, Nov. 20, 1923. 
Devotionals were conducted by Revs. J. C. Melton and C. W_ 
[vey. The Board was then made welcome by the pastor, Rev. J. 
W. Wood. After which trie roll was called and the following 
named members were present: 

Revs. J. S. Brown, J, W. Wood, J. C. Melton, Amos Bell, A. C. 
Tillery, J. W. Blacknall, C. W. Ivey, G. G. Edmonds. The cor- 
responding secretary being present was asked to take the pro- 
ceedings of the meeting. 



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The minutes of the last meeting were read by J. W. Blacknall.,. 
the Board approved of the same. The President offered the fol- 
lowing recommendation: That the name of the Neuse Rive In- 
stitute be changed to The Ministerial Academy. After a very 
lengthy discussion a motion prevailed that the recommendation 
of the President be accepted and a committee be appointed to 
further investigate the matter. The following persons were ap- 
pointed. Committee — Revs. J. S. Brown, J. C. Melton, J W. 
Wood, F. L. Bullock and J. W. Blacknall. 

A motion prevailed that the matter pertaining to the charge 
Drought against Rev. A T. Thomas by Rev. J. W. Wood, May 
2, 1923, in Weldon, N. C, be reconsidered and the said A. T. 
Thomas be called to meet the Ministerial Board at its next set- 
ting. The said charge was reconsidered upon the ground that the 
said complainant, J. W. Wood, nor the defendant, A. T. Thomas, 
had an opportunity to present any witnesses. Furthermore that 
the complainant Wood complains that the said defendant 
Thomas, since the action of the Ministerial Board has not ceased 
to stir up and raise confusion in his church (Cool Spring Bap- 
tist Church.) The following churches were received and the right 
hand of fellowship extended to the messengers. 

Battleboro, N. C, Jan. 23, 1924 
The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met in 
the First Baptist Church, according to call. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall led in snging hymn No. 715 (Baptist 
Hymnal.) After which he read the scripture lesson from James 
4th chapter. Prayer was fervently offered by Rev. J. H. Mar- 
tin. "My Soul be on thy Guard" was then sung with effect, led 
by Rev. Blacknall. The Moderator at this time expressed the 
pleasure of being here and seeing the others present. He 
stated that the object of the meeting was to finish the unfinished 
business and to get the minutes to the press. The minutes were 
next read from the last session of the Association. The roll was 
called and the following members were present: Rev. J. W. Wood, 
Geo. G. Edmonds, J. S. Brown, J. H. Blacknall, Amos Bell, C. W. 
Ivey, J. H. Martin and J. T. Johnson. 

After a discussion concerning the recognition of ordained min- 



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isters. The minutes were received. Bros. Blacknall, Brown, 
Thomas and W. H. Jones made remarks. The Moderator advis- 
ed that churches do not send applicants to the Unions to be or- 
dained. 

The minutes of the last Board meeting were received and a 
motion to adopt by sections. Carried. The minutes were refer- 
red for further consideration. (That section referring to the 
changing of the Neuse River Inst.) 

The matter referring to the grievance of Revs. Wood and 
Thomas was called up and Rev. J. H. Martin was requested to 
act as Moderator. The matter was discussed pro and con and a 
motionl made by Rev. Amos Bell that the matter be dropped. Af- 
ter some -discussion an amendment was offered that both brethren 
get together and shake hands. Motion lost. After which a com- 
mittee of Revs. Blacknall, M. P. Sweat and J. S. Brown was ap- 
pointed to adjust the matter. 

It was agreed that the committee call the brethern and report 
at the next meeting. Adjournment. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

1. Devotional Exercises. 

2. Reading the Constitution and Rules of Order. 

3. Enrolling the names cf Messengers. 

4. Appointment of Committee to-wit: — On hours of meeting 
and Adjourning: Committee on Finance; Committee on Temper- 
ance; Committee on Education. 

5. Report of Treasurer. 

6. Report of Ministerial Board. 

7. Appointment of Committee on Time and Place., 

8. Report of Various Committees. 

9. Election of Officers. 

10. Report of Board of Trustees. 

11. Discussion of Various-. Topics Relative to Church Work. 

RULES OF ORDER. 

1. The Association shall be opened and closed with prayer. 
2. Not more than one person shall speak at once, who shall rise 



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and address the Moderator by the wcrd "Brother". 
3. The person thus speaking shall not be inturrupted until he is 
through, unless he is out of order. 

The person speaking shall strictly adhere to the subject and 
shall in no wise reflect on the person who sp\rke before, but shall 
state the" case so as to give his ideas. 



THE CONSTITUTION 

Article 1. The Association shall be known as the Neuse River 
Missionary Baptist Association. Its object shall be to promote 
the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ both at home and in 
foreign lands to insure a more intelligent ministry and bring 
about a true Christian fellowship in the churches of our Associ- 
ation. To provide a religious training for our youth. The of- 
ficers shall be a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Auditor, 
Recording and Corresponding Secretary, who shall be elected 
annually. t 

Article 2. This Association shall be composed of Pastors and 
Messengers sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained ministers and licentiates who are members of 
annual and life members — annual members by payment of one 
dollar annually, and life members by the payment of five dollars, 
shall be entitled to seats. 

Article 3. Letters received by this Association from different 
churches shall express the total number of members in fellow- 
ship those baptized, those received by letter, those dismissed by 
letter, those excommunicated, these deceased, and the number of 
Sabbath School scholars since last Associations. 
Article 4. The members chosen to discharge these duties shall 
have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have eccleasti- 
cal power over churches of this Association, and no church shall 
intrude on the dignity as to the power of the pastor, while in the 
faithful performance cf his pastorial duties. And no pastor of 
a Baptist Church of this Association shall be discharged except by 
a majority vote of the members, and not then until his salary as 
agreed upon by the church shall have been paid. Any minister or 



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ministers who shall be known to interfere with an- 
other minister's church, thereby causing a disturbance between 
the members and pastors, shall be dealt with by the Ministerial 
Board as it thinks proper. And it shall be the duty of all pastors 
and deacons of churches composing this Association to defend 
and maintain the Constitution of the same. 

Article 5. Churches desiring to become members of this As- 
sociation shall petition by letter or messenger, and upon exam- 
ination, if found in order, it shall be the duty of the Moderator 
to give the right hand of fellowship to the messengers, and wel- 
come the church into the Association. Or any church or churches 
desiring to withdraw from this Association, must do so by a let- 
ter or messenger requesting a letter of dismission. When this 
Association has granted the request, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, 
and the Association receiving such church or churches has noti- 
fied the Association cf the same, then its connection with this 
Association shall cease. 

Article 6. Every church in this Association shall be entitled 
co representation in this Association, and shall send from one to 
two messengers and shall send funds to this Association accord- 
ing to the rules laid down in the minutes. No church, however, 
shall send more than two messengers. 

Article 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be left to 
(he discretion of the Association, whether it shall be debated or 
not. 

Article 8. This Association shall furnish churches with the 
minutes of this Association. The method of furnishing them 
shall be left to the Association. 

Article 9. We believe it necessary to have an Associational 
fund to pay the expenses of the Association; therefore each 
church belonging to the Association is required to pay the amount 
which shall be designated by the Association at its session. 

Article 10. The minute? of the previous session shall be read 
and corrected if necessary. The Association shall have power to 
inquire the reason why churches do not at any time of its sittings 
represent themselves in this Association. 



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Article 11. This Association shall have power to withdraw front 
any church which may violate the rules of this body. 

Article 12. This Association shall ordain no person to preach 
the gospel who does not posess the qualifications laid down in the 
Scripture by St. Paul, and who cannot read understanding^ and 
write legibly. The churches are required to adopt the same rule 
in licensing applicants. 

Article '3. The Association shall have power to adjourn to 
any future time and place thought most convenient to the 
churches. 

Article 14. This Association shall appoint a Ministerial Board 
consisting of nine or more members subject to the call of the 
President of the Association with the Secretary of the Associa- 
tion as Secretary of the Board whose duty it shall be to carry 
out the unfinished work of the Association when the Association 
is not in session, and whatever other duties relating to ;he pro- 
tection of the Associational work. 

Article 15. The Constitution is subject to alteration by a two- 
thirds votes of the Association. 

Resolved that the Association hereafter for the purpose of 
knowing the Ordained Ministers in its bounds furnish the cre- 
dentials to Ordained Ministers in printed form, filled out by the 
President and Secretary, and the price to be paid for them be 
50 cents. 

A. J. Jackson. 



OFFICIAL ROSTER OF WOMAN'S AUXILIARY 

OF 
NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon 

Vice-President Mrs. J. Peebles, Garysburg 

Pec. Secretary Mrs. Maggie Lee Hill, Battleboro 

Cor. Secretary Mrs. L. M. Mebane, Pocky Mount 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon 

Auditor Mrs. J. H. Martin, Reeky Mount 

County Presidents 



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Mrs. S. A. Stovall Na* 

Mrs. J. H. Martin Nash 

Mrs. C. B. Sessoms Nash 

Mrs. Cora Odom Edgecombe 

Mrs. Victoria Hale Halifax 

Mrs. Annie Whitefield Wilson 

Mrs. Josephine Peebles Northampton 

Mrs. Hattie Bynum Northampton. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. G. P. Anthony, Chairman Mrs. Jane Richard' 

Mrs. C. B. James Mrs. L. V. Mebane. 

Mrs. J. S. Brown Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Mrs. M. E. Clanton Mrs. J. Peebles 

UNION OFFICERS 

President Mrs. Cora Odom 

Vice-President Mrs. Nettie Townsend: 

Secretary Mrs. Maggie Perry- 
Treasurer Mrs. S. A. Stovall 

Cor. Secretary . . Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

HALIFAX COUNTY FIELD WORKERS 

President Mrs. Bettie F. Pittman 

Vice-President Cora L. Lyon 

I have thought very seriously of a mesage to bring to you 
this year, and it has been very hard for me to decide upon a sub- 
ject. I have finally decided that I could not select a better one 
than the words spoken by Christ and used in the last address of 
the President of the United States. 

A new commandment give I unto you, that you love one an- 
other, a sincere plea for Chistianity and brotherhood among 
men. 

We should glorify his holy name not by words, not by praise* 
nor display, but by deeds and service in behalf of human brothei 
hood. Christ continually taught this truth to his hearers. There 



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is nothing mythical or mystical in this code of living taught by 
Jesus Christ. The lessons he taught were so simple and plain 
that the humblest among men might understand. 

We rise to heights by the ways of happiness in the daily lives 
of men. 

In "Steps to Christ," taken from the Book of Books, the Bible 
It is said that man was originally endowed with noble powers, 
and a well balanced mind. He was perfect in his being and in 
harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, His aims holy. 
But through disobedience his powers were preverted, and self- 
ishness took the place of love. His nature became so weak- 
through transgression that it was impossible for him in his own 
strength to resist the powers of evil. He was made captive by 
Satan and would have remained so forever had not God in Hi3 
infinite mercy interposed. 

It was Satan's purpose to thwart the divine plan in man's 
creation, and fill the eartl-. with desolation and woe, that he 
might point to all this evil as the result of God's work in creat- 
ing man. 

It is impossible for us to escape from the depths of sin and 
evil, without the help or interference of the master. Our hearts. 
are evil and we cannot change them. Who can bring a clean 
thing out of an unclean. Not one. The carnal mind is 
enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, 
neither indeed can it be. 

Education, culture, the exercise of the will, human effort, all,, 
have their proper sphere, but here they are powerless. They 
may produce an outward correctness of behavior, but they can 
net change the heart — they cannot purify the life of man. There 
must be a power working from within, a new life from above, 
before man can be changed from sin to holiness. That is the 
power of Christ; His grace alone can quicken the lifeless facul- 
ties of the soul, and attract it to God, to holiness. 

The heart of God yearns over His earthly children with a love 
stronger than death. In giving up his son, He has poured out 
to us all heaven in one gift. The Savior's life and death and 
intercession, the ministry of angels, the pleading of the spirit,. 



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are the father's works. £? ! t i j 

PAGE 5 LEFT OUT 

our powers throughout ages are these not mighty incentives and 
encouragements to urge us to give the heart's loving service to 
our Creator and Redeemer? 

Let us avail ourselves of the means provided for us, chat we 
may be transformed into His likeness and be restored to fellow- 
ship with the ministering angels, to harmony and communion with 
~the Father and the Son. 

RESOLUTIONS 

1. Since Neuse River Association is not going on with the 
school just now, we the Auxiliary of the Associaton continue to 
vvork and hold our money in the treasure until some future 
time, when the brethren decide what they shall do. 

2. Since the piano is, in a sense, perishable goods unless pro- 
properly kept and cai'ed for and since it was purchased and placed 
"in the school building, by them, I recommend that they sell it 
and place the money in their treasure to be used in the future 
for whatever cause it may be needed most. 

3. As the demand for standardized schools is universal and 
the requirements so great taking in consideration the like of co- 
operation and the dislike of paying money with our people, I 
recommend that the brethern consolidate with some good school 
public or sectarian that they may do some good and tangible 
work along the educational lines. 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

Reassembled at 2:30 p. m., praise service coducted 30 minutes 
by the Sunshine Circle of Battleboro, after which Mrs. M. B. 
Hill President of thhe W. I. C. Circle came forward and took 
•charge of the meeting, and read a very interesting paper con- 
cerning the work that they were doing, after which Miss A. L. 
Wood rendered a beautiful solo. The choir rendered a rather 
beautiful selection. After which a collection was taken for the 
"W. I. C. Circle; the amount of $6.59. After that a collection 



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of $2.55 was taken for sister Mary Reid. 

The meeting was turned over to the President of the Auxiliary, 
Mrs. J. W. Wood. After some brief remarks the President intro- 
duced Mr. M. D. McRae, who came forward and spoke f the Sun- 
shine Circle and the good work we could do if we could get the 
proper support. He called on one of his young men, Mr. An- 
thony. He too, inspired us. Wish we had more men like him. We 
said to him, go forward the goal is just ahead. After which the 
President spoke of an appointment, made Mrs. Lyon Assistant 
Secretary. Miss Mittie Dancy was appointed President of the 
W. I. C. Cirlcle. Mrs. F. W. Hunter and Mrs. C. L. Lyon were 
appointed Supervisors. The meeting closed. 

SUNDAY NIGHT SESSION— 8:30 
Closing sermon by the pastor, Rev. J. C. Melton. He selected a 
very appropriate text, 6th chapted of Galatians. After a soul 
stirring sermon prayer was offered by Rev. D. Harrell. The 
choir rendered several selections during the services, and de- 
serves special mention. After which Mrs. F. W. Hunter, and 
Mr. D. McRae were asked to lift a collection, the amount of$16. 
25. Rosa McDaniel came forward and rendered a beautiful solo. 
A collection was taken for her, the amount of $3.00. The Vice- 
President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom came forward and said at this hour 
we will have the President's Annual Address. It was filled with 
uplifting thoughts and one worthy of praise. On motion it was 
received and t obe read at the Association. 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane came forward and made her annual report. 
(See report.) On motion the Auxiliary extended a vote 
of thanks to Shiloh Baptist Church and the good people of Scot- 
land Neck for the kindness shown them during their stay here. 
Mrs. J. W. Wood, Pres. Mrs. Cora B. James, Sec. 

Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Asst. Sec. Mrs. L. V. Mebane, C. Sec. 
First Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
September, 16, 1923 
The following paid 25 cents each: 

ANNUAL DUES 
Mesdames Mary E. Sandlin, Harriett B. Smith, Mary E. Smith, 



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Josephine P. Ransome, Cora Odom, Martha Braswell, Dra Stew- 
art, Francis Bailey, C. L. Lyon, Leah Whitaker, Pearl Arrington, 
J. C. Melton, F. W. Hunter, Bruce Mitchel, Mr. H. H. Arrington, 
Mr. D. McRae and Miss Mittie Yancy. 

DOLLAR RALLY 

Sept. 16, 1923 

Following paid $1.00 each: 

Mesdames Pearl Arrington, Mary Ella Sandlin, Josephine P. 
Ransome, Mariah Demery, and Maggie Hill. 

Auxiliary met at 8:30 P. M. with the Association in Tarboro, 
N. C. The Vice-President, Mrs. Josephine P. Ransom in chair. 
After some brief remarks she introduced the Auxiliary Presi- 
dent, Mrs. J. W. Wood, Wcldon, N. C, to the Association. The 
President came forward and in her own graceful and dignified 
way made her annual address. On motion the address be receiv- 
ed and placed in hands of the same committees that have charge 
of the Moderator's Address. After which the President asked 
Rev. M. W. Williams and Mr. R. A. Cheek to take charge of the 
Educational rally. The amount of $25.50 was raised. 

EDUCATIONAL RALLY 

The following paid $1.00 each: 

Rev. M. W. Williams, Mr. R. A. Cheek, Mr. W. W. Hardy, Dr. 
Peacock, Rev. R. Shaw, Mr. W M. Turner, Rev. J. H. Arrington, 
Mr. J. J. Smallwood, Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Mr. Junious Alcock, Mrs. 
Cora B. James, Mrs. Bruce Mitchell 50 cents. 



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Mlitiilss •- 

OF THE 

FIFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

The First African Baptist Church 



GOLDSBORO, N. C SEPT., 30 AND OCT. 1-2, 1924 



. The next session to be held with The First Baptist Church, 
Halifax, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth 
Sunday in September, 1925. 



mutes 

OF THE 

FIFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

The First African Baptist Church 



GOLDSBORO, N. C, SEPT., 30 AND OCT. 1-2, 1924 



The next session to be held with The First Baptist Church, 

Halifax, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth 

Sunday in September, 1925. 



OFFICERS 

Moderator Rev. J. W. Wood, Weldon 

Vice-Moderator Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount 

Secretary Rev. M. W. Williams, Jr., Halifax 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg 

Treasurer Bro. M. E. Martin, Thelma 

Auditor Rev. F. W. Bullock, Enfield 

Statistician __Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. W. Wood Rev. J. H. Martin 

Rev. J. S. Brown Rev. M. W. Williams 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Rev. J. C. Milton 

Rev. M. C. Nicholson Rev. A. C. Tillery 

Rev. W. S. Miller Rev. Amos Bell 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Rev. R. W. Uunderwood 

Rev. A. T. Thomas Rev. P. A. Ivey 

Rev. T. V. Foster Rev. W. P. Purnell Rev. A. T. Thomas 

TRUSTEE BOARD 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. Bro. C. P. Anthony 

Bro. R. A. Cheek Bro. C. C. Johnson 

Bro. M. E. Martin Bro. Roht. Boone 

Bro. Lewis McNair Bro. J. C. Melton 



ORDAINED MINISTERS— 1924 

Revs. b. T. Everitt, Kilford; L. N. Neal, Ayden, Geo. Hinton, 
Tarboro, R. 3, B. 85; G. W. Beal, Jackson; Thos. H. Body, Rocky 
Mount; D. M.Rosser,' Whitakers; R. H. Hinton, Tarboro; W. G. 
Edmondss, North Emporia, Va., Box 125; Dock Laurence, Rocky 
Mount; M. H. Hill, Whitakers; D. L. Tillery, Jackson; Parham 
Brewer, Henrico; Bfo. A. Drew; Revs. Elijah Jenkins, Shaps- 
burg; N. W. Newalson, Battleboro; E. R. Noel, Rocky Mount; 
W. B. Gathing, Weldon; R. B. Walston, Battleboro; B. M. Moore 
Enfield Rte; P. A. Hedgepeth, Castalia; W. M. Lynch, Whitakers; 
Peter Davis, Warrenton; C. H. Ryan, Lucama, R. 3, B. 4; H. H. 
Hart, Tarboro; W. H. Walker, Whitakers, R 3,; Amos Bell Wel- 
don; E. Meacbern, Scotland Neck; J. T. Johnson, Rosemary; W. 
L. Brown, Tillery; S. L. Evans, Rocky Mount; T. V. Foster, 
Rocky Mont; Berry Powell, Tarboro; R. C. Clark, Scotland Neck; 
L. M. McNair, Jackson; W. S. Miller, Weldon; E. D. Joyner, 
Rocky Mount; J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount; A. C. Tillery, Rocky 
Mount; W. R. Shaw, Halifax, J. J." Edwards, Suffolk, Va.; E. A. 
Taylor, Scotland Neck; T. S. Sykes, Halifax; Dr. J W. Blacknall, 
Garysburg; Revs. O. B. Alston, Jackson; W. M. Turner, Jackson; 
Jackson Lyon, Rocky Mount, R. 4, B. 76; J. E. Huff, Henrico; 
M. W. Williams, Raleigh; C. C. Staton, Weldon; R. W. Pate, 
Goldsboro; R. W. Underwood, Goldsboro; R. M. Pate, Goldslboro; 
Thos. Sykes, Jackson; D. L. Tillery, Rich Square; B. M. Moore, 
Enfield; Pete Davis, Warrenton, Box 274; D. A. Ivery, B 63, 
Thelma; W. R. Shaw, P. O. Box, Halifax; R. C. Clark, Scotland 
Neck, B 75; J. R. Russer, Elm City; Geo. G. Edmonds, Halifax; 
R. F. D. 2 ; B 84 ; W. P. Purnell, Halifax, B 68. R 2 ; H. H. Hall, 
Scotland Neck; A. M. James, Oak City, R. 1, B. 52: D. E. Di>l< 
ens, Rocky Mount; T. N. Foster, Rocky Mount 413 Carolina; Ed 
Jarynal. Rocky Mount; S. Petmon, 911 E. Hollie St., Rocky Mt. ; 
R. W. Underwood, Goldsboro, A. C. TilWy. 



LICENTIATE PREACHERS— 1924 
J. R. Rose, B. F. Stanton, Tillery; Rufus Battle, Enfield; Wil- 
lia/n Clark, Scotland Neck; Baggie Thanes, Rocky Mount; A. L. 
Richards, Freemont, B 65; B.C. Fernell, J. H. Hill, Freemont;. 
George King, Weldon; James Pittman, Whitakers; J. E. Wil- 
liams, Rocky Mount; J. H. Arrington, Enfield; C. P. Ivery, Rose- 
mary; Buitte Johnson, Rosemary; A. Farmer, Tillery; Dred Wim- 
berly; Halle Brigman, Halifax; Arthur Haywood, William Huff,. 
Halifax; Rodger Johnson, Hlifax; Walter Whitley, Sharpburg;. 
Hall Bingman, Halifax; Rufus Brown, Enfield; S. L. Johnson,. 
Tillery; W. M. Clark, Scotland Neck; Dred Wimberly, Tarboro; 
William Hux, Halifax; James B. Petman, R 1, Whitakers; JohiL 
Effort; G. W. King, Weldon; David Williams, Tariboro, R 3„ 
James Howard, Rocky Mount; J. R. Roser, P. 0., Elm City; I. D_ 
Scott, Weldon; J. Rodger Johnson, Halifax. 



PROCEEDINGS 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

The Neuse River Baptist Association met in its 58tfc AnTftuaf 
Session with the First African Baptist Church, Goldsboro, N. G, 
with Rev. J. H. Martin in the chair. 

The devotional was conducted by Revs. F. W. Bullock and C, 
W. Ivey. The Moderator then announced the Association opened 
for business after some timely remarks. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall reported concerning the serious illness of 
the Moderator, Rev. J. W. Wood, also Rev. Scott. Prayer was 
■offered in Rev. Wood's behalf by Rev. H. H. Hall, after which 
Rev. F. W. Davis sang, "How Sweet the name of Jesus sounds," 

Next the calling of the roll and several delegates answered for 
their respective churches. Rev. Underwood, the pastor notified 
the Association that dinner was ready. Benediction by Rev. A. 
C. Tillery. Afterwards the following committees were appointed: 
Finance and Hours of meeting. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session 

After a very splendid praise service conducted by Revs. J. C. 
Melton and J. W. Lucas, assisted by the choir, the Vice-Modera- 
tor announced the meeting opened. The minutes were read, re- 
received and adopted with the proper corrections. Rev. James 
and C. C. Staton of Rocky Mount and Weldon, were made wel- 
come and a place of introduction was spoken of to come the next 
day. After a beautiful selection rendered by the choir, we lis- 
tened with keen interest to the warm and eloquent address of 
welcome as delivered by the pastor, Rev. R. W. Underwood. Rev. 
Jas. E. Taylor, pastor of the A. M. E. Church gave us a splendid 
welcome on the part of the ministers and churches of the city. 
He, too urged the brethren to make themselves at home and work 
assiduously with them in eradicating evil. 

"Leaning on the Everlasting Arm," was feelingly sung by the 
brethren. Rev. J. S. Brown ably responded to the welcome ad- 
dress. "T am living on the Mountain," was led by Rev. Amos 
Bell. 



Committee on hours of meeting reported, adopted. See reports 
At this point the choir sang "Jesus is Mine." Rev. C. C. Staton,, 
pastor of the First Baptist Church, Weldon, N. C, was introduc- 
ed to preach the Annual Sermon, who took for his subject: "In. 
Communion with God," and text from 1st Sam. 10:13: "Speak. 
Lord, for the Servant heareth." Many were the things brought 
out in Rev. Staton's most eloquent Sermon. Among them: "In- 
order to be in communion with God, one must be harmony with 

The blood of Jesus unites with other brethren. God delights to 
talk with his children. Live on your knees, God will talk with_ 
you; live clean lives God will talk with you; live humble and God: 
wil use you. One woman contrasted beautifully with 500 be- 
cause she was in tune with God. The soul is exalted if its in 
tune with God. — Jno. 

Prayer is two-fold, the same talking to God and God talking 
ham and Jacob — wrestling with the angel." Truly Rev. Staton 
to the soul. Elijah and God — God's hand was the cloud. Abra- 
brought us very vivid pictures of how Jesus Christ appears for 
those who- are in communion with Him. Rev. Staton preached a 
Spiritual, logical and practical sermon. Rev. Amos Bell fervent- 
ly praved God's blessings nron us. After a nice selection by the 
choir, the Mediator recmrsted that the Secretary send a mes- 
sage of svmnat.bv to Rev. pnd Mrs. Wood. 

Dr S A. W Pen-iies and J. W. BlacVnall lifted a collection to the 
rmount of S26.15. 

At this P«vs. Bro P C. Carroll. Moore of Tarborro, N. C. r 

nnc+ora of St. Pa-t-pr r>vir\ Proriy'^p. wee in+ro.n l Ti< , oo! f>af*1-' ei-inke- 
f> few wrl<; r.f ar.o^M"?ip-aTvtpT>t. ■Rth. H. A. Milog mrci? intro- 
duced Pnd sriok' 1 of **>f> TTrp>T| T? fnn»im. a t so "Roy. P^P.^Vrifil]^ 
A. /HrMirnmont. Ponpr^V'Mo'n. 

Praise service was well conducted by Pevs Geo TTin+nn an d 
S. Pittman. After which Rev. A. C Tilltry in the chair, an- 
nounced the Association opened. Th*> minute? were vpip ft r«?~ 
ceiwd and adonted with the pron»* rorrr*- ?/>r< . A rr.otin prWatt- 
ed that a committee on enrollment he appointed Pr ^ K. Pe~ 



gues was next introduced and spoke to the Association on the 
Duty and Responsibilities of the Church. He said that the duty 
of the church is to establish among themselves the kingdom of 
God and then to spread the kingdom abroad. Loyalty to Christ 
is our business — Helping men to come back to God. Dr. Pegues 
made a very strong and impressive address to the Association. 
.Revs. J. S. Brawn and J. C. Melton were called upon to lift a 
collestion wbidh they did to the amount of $35.50. At this time 
the Moderator made some timely remarks. Rev. A. C. Tillery 
suggested that we have a relief fund for the aged and incapici- 
tated ministers. Rev. A. W. Ivery spoke of his life work in a 
pamphlet form that we will be glad to let all have. 

Rev. G. A. Mials, representing the Oxford Orphanage, came 
hefore us at this point. Prof C. P. Anthony lifted a collection 
for the Orphanage of $6.05. Benediction iby Rev. J. T. Deans. 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

After enjoying the praise service as conducted by Revs. J. W. 
Lucas and L. M. McNair, the moderator announced the meeting 
•opened. The minutes were read and adopted. At this point Rev. 
J. S. Brown led in singing: "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name." 
Prayer by Rev. A. T. Thomas. Rev. J. W. Blacknall was intro- 
duced. He preached the Educational Sermon from Col. 1:10. 
Subject: "Preservance or Increasing in the Knowledge of God." 
alwoys had a medium through which to reveal himself to 
men. Knowledge of God; what God loves and bates was also 
made clear and plain. Also what God wants us to do is furnish- 
ed by the word of God. Bible is the only holy code of moral 
and civil law as well as religious. It is worth somethng to know 
•God as one who is tender, pitiful and gracious. There can be no 
peace, nor bope, nor comfort until one knows Christ in the inner 
self. Everything that one wants can be found in knowledge of 
"God's word. He too, made it clear how believers should increase 
In the knowledge of God. 

The Chrstian pastor must feed the people through tbe word of 
Owl. So urgently he urged us to preach the word and stay in 



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touch with God. Rev. Blacknall made our hearts glad while he 
so eloquently, logically and spiritually explained the word of 
God. Rev. T. V. Foster very fervently prayed God's blessing 
upon the Asscosiation. "Love .Lifted me," was led by Rev. Amos 
Bell. 

The Moderator then called Bros. Roger Johnson and Deloatch 
Tillery to lift a collection which they did to the amount of $11. 05V 
At this point the trustee reported. (See report). Rev. Meiton 
made a plea for the Trustee Board. Next came the recommenda- 
tion from the Trustee Board. After some discussion by several 
■of the brethren the report was unanimously adopted. A motion 
prevailed that the Trustees bring a name to the joint meeting 
of the Neuse R. and Ministerial Board. 

Sister Mebane informed the Association concernng several 
things going on in our midst. Rev. Melton made some encour- 
aging remarks. Auditor reported. Report adopted. See report. 
Benediction. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Praise service was conducted as follows : Rev. L. S. Hilliard led 
hymn No. 99. Rev. Clark read a part of the first chapter of St. 
James. Prayer was offered by Rev. L. S. Hilliard. Hymn was 
led by the choir. At this point the president announced the 
meeting opened. The minutes were read, received and adopted. 

The women were given the time at this junction. They had 
a very lively and interesting meeting. Collection $20.21. At 
this point Rev. J. W. Blacknall said some very encouraging things 
concerning the sisters' work. After listening to a solo and cho- 
rus by the choir, Rev. A. C. Tillery was presented to preach the 
Missionary sermon. . He took for a text: "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel, and lo, I am with you always,"etq — 
Mark 15:16; Matt. 28:19-20. Rev. Tillery gave several illustra- 
tions explaining the gospel good news. Many things he said, 
among them, we want a christian ministry. W,e> must satisfy 
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. First re- 
quirement: 1, repenting, 2 faith to believe in His Son, 3 be bap- 
tized, which is giving the spirit satisfaction.. Rev. Tillery han- 



died his subject in a very masterly and satisfactorily way to all 
his hearers. Plenty of real good advice was given during the dis- 
course. After singing "Go preach my gospel,' saith the Lord," 
Rev. Moore prayed earnestly for the success of the Association. 

The following committees were appointed. Revs W. G. Ed- 
monds and W. L. Miller were asked to lift a collection which they 
did to the amount of $3.01. Rev. T. V. Foster said that they will 
represent in the ministerial board. A motion prevailed that 
the Secretary be authorized to draft a letter setting forth the 
recommendations, etc., of the Association. Report of Committee 
on Officers reported. Bro. H. H. Hall, was asked to take the 
chair which he did. A motion to table the committee's report 
prevailed. 

A motion to elect by nomination prevailed. Rev. Wood was 
unanimously elected as moderator and the other officers were 
elected as follows: Rev. Martin, Vice-Moderator; Rev. Williams, 
Secretary; Rev. Blacknall, Corresponding Secretary; Rev. M. E. 
Martin, Treasurer; Rev. J. S. Brown, Satistician; Rev. F. L. Bul- 

•joqipny jpoj 
THIRD DAY — Morning Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. P. A. Ivey and G. A- 
Edmonds. The Moderator announced the Convention opened. 
The minutes were read, received and adopted. A motion to regu- 
late the representation fee be left to the Board; an amendment 
to make it 5 cents; amendment to refer to a committee; a substi- 
tute that the representation fee be 10 cents. 

Committee on Place reported. (See report). Committee 
on Education reported. (See report). Committee on New Bod- 
ies, reported. (See report.) ( Commitee Obituary reported. 
(See report.) Committee on Sunday School reported. (See re- 
port). Committee on Resolutions. (See report.) 

The Moderator and Rev. Blacknall made some very encour- 
aging remarks concerning Sunday School. Resolution of 
thanks was adopted (see. report). Rev. R. W. Underwood made 
a strong plea for unity and constructed leadership. 



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Committee on Appropriation reported (see report). Commit- 
tee on Ordination (see report). Committee on Finance ( see re- 
port). A motion that the Association pay Rev. A. C. Tillery 
$2.50. Benediction by Rev. Tillery. 

Garysburg, N. C. 

Weyour Executive Board of the Neuse River Auxiliary met 
the 19th of Sptember in the beautiful edifice of the Roanoke 
Salem Baptist Churh of Garysburg. 

Meeting opened with devotional exercises. Sister Josephine 
P. Ransome offered prayer that our meeting would be asuccess- 
ful one. The chairman gave some timely remarks and then an- 
nounced the meeting open and ready for business. Sister L. V. 
Mebane came forward and gave some brief and timely remarks 
of great interest and benefit to the Auxiliary and offered the 
following recommendations: 

1st. That Sister Josephine P. Ransome will be our delegate- 
to the Woman's State Convention to be held at Winston-Salem. 

2nd. Our Union will be held every 5tb Sunday, and that one 
adopted as a whole. The Board recommended that our Corre- 
third of the money raised on that day of the public collection to- 
goto whatever church entertains us. 

3rd. That we will, every year, give $25.00 for the Education 
of some African Cb ; ld, and $25.00 to some boy or girl for reli- 

A motion prevailed that the recommendations be received and 
gious training on the home field. 

4th. That the representing fee of the Union and Annual mem- 
bers be 25 cents. 

interest of the Auxiliary and the Union, spending 30 days or 
sponding Secretary, Sister L. V. Mebane will go on the field in 
more. 

Respectfully, '1 ~~? 

Mrs. Josephine P. Ransome, chairman 
Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall 
Mrs. Carrie Lyon, Secretary 



u 

Mrs. J. W. Wood 
Mrs. Mariah Demery 
Mrs. L. V. Mebane. 

ANNUAL DUES 

The following paid 25 each: 

Mesdames L. V. Mebane, C. L. Lyon, Bettie B. Pittman, Caro- 
lina Jones, Mr. S. H. Harden, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Mr. R. N. 
Boone, Mrs. Cora E. Blacknall, Mrs. M. A. Lockbart, Miss Mit- 
tie Dancy, Mrs. J. P. Ransome, Mrs. Easter Croin, Mrs. Hettie 
Clark, Mrs. Lucy Rollin, Miss Rosa McDaniel, Rev. A. C. Tillery 
Mesdames F. W. Hunter, Dora Stewart, Francis Bailey, Bettie 
Robinson, C. B. James, Eliza Harden, Alice Harrison, Susan Cok- 
er, Willie Blacknall. —Total $6.25. 

EDUCATIONAL RALLY 

Paid $1.00 each except where amount is given 

Mrs. J. C. Melton, Mrs. Carolina Jones, Mrs. C. B. James, Mr. 
S. Lyon, Mrs. J. P. Ransome, Mrs. L. V. Mebane, Mrs. C. L. Ly- 
on, Mrs. C. L. Lyon, from frends $1.25, Mr. E. L. Arrington, 
Mr. S. Hardy, Mrs. Lillie MeKnight, Miss Mittie Dancy, Mr. A. 
U. Price, 50c, Mrs. Lucy Rollen, Mrs. Hettie Clark, Mr. David 
Green, Mr. John Ghee 50c, Mrs. C. Blacknall, Revs. C. C. Staten 
J. C. Melton, M. W. Williams, J. W. Blacknall, W. R. Under- 
wood, Mr. L. T. Lightner, Rev. J. H. Martin 50c, Mr. R. Broder, 
50c, Mr. J. J. Johnson, 50c. — Total $24.00. 

LIST OF CIRCLES REPRESENTED 

Ronanoke Selem, Garysburg — Sister Lillie Mcknight _____$1.00 

First Baptist, Enfield — Sister B. B. Pittman 1.00 

Roanoke Chapel, Garysburg — Sister M. A. Loekhart 1.00 

St. Paul, Enfield — C. L. Lyon _, 1.00 

Sbiloh, Scotland Neck — Sister Lucy Rolland t _ 5.00 

Total -_--.-__ $9.00 



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Goldsboro, N. C. 

The Woman's Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association met 
Oct. 1, 1924 at 7:30 P. M. Several sisters were present and in- 
troduced by the Moderator, Rev. P. H. Martin. Among vhem 
were sisters J. P. Ransome, L. B. Mebane, C. L. Lyon, B. B. Pitt- 
man, Mittie Dancy. 

The sisters report of the Executive Board was made through 
sister B. B. Pittman. On motion that the communication be re- 
ceived and adopted. After that the Corresponding Secretary, sis- 
ter Mebane, made a special appeal to the pastors of the Neuse 
River Association for their support. Rev. J. C. Melton and Rev. 
C. C. Staton were asked to lift a collection. Amount $20.26. 

Total amount collected in the Auxiliary $45.41 

Collected at the Association $20.28 

Crand total $65.67 

Mrs. J. W. Wood, President. 
Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Rec. Secretary 



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OFFICIAL ROSTER WOMAN'S AUXILIARY 

OF THE 
NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President Mrs. J. W. Wood, Weldon 

Vice-President Mrs. J. P. Ransom, Garysburg 

Pvecordiiig Secretary Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Enfield 

Assistant Secretary Mrs. C. B. James, Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary Mrs. L. C. Mebane, Rocky Mt. 

Treasurer Mrs. Mariah Demery, Weldon 

COUNTY WORKERS 

Northampton Co. — Mrs. J. P. Ransom, Mrs. Carolina Jones, Mrs. 

V. L. Hale, and Mrs. C. Merritt. 
Halifax Co. — Mrs. B. B. Pittman, Mrs. C. L. Lyon 
Edgecombe Co. — Mrs. S. A. Stovall, Mrs. Mary Reid. 
Nash Co. — Mrs. M. E. Simpson, 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. J. P. Ransom Mrs. B. B. Pittman 

Rer. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. C. .U Lyon 

Mrs. J. W. Wood Mrs. Moriah Demery 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

UNION OFFICERS 

President Mrs. J. P. Ransom 

Vice-President _ Mrs. S. A. Stovall 

Recording Secretary Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman 

Treasurer _ Mrs. Hettie Clark 

Corresponding Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

NINTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE WOMAN'S 
AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH THE 

MISSIONARY CIRCLE OF ROANOKE SALEM 
BAPTIST CHURCH 

FIRST DAY — Morning Session 
Garysburg, N. C, Sept. 19th to 21st, 1924 

The Woman's Auxiliary assembled in its Ninth Annual Session 
Friday 10:30, praise services conducted by sister Lillie Mc- 
Knight and sister J. P. Ransom. Song, "Must Jesus Bear the 
Cross Alone." Siter McKnight sead the 55th chapter of Isaiah. 
Prayer was offered by sister Alice Buffalo. Song, "What A 
Friend we have in Jesus." After this the president being absent 
the vice-president came forward and made pleasing opening re- 
remarks. She urged the sisters to be strong and faint not. Sis- 
ter B. B. Pittman gave some inspiring thoughts and asked us to 
be not discouraged. Song, "Will the Circle be unbroken." After 
that sister Bettie Robinson arose in her feeble condition and 
stated how much help she had obtained from this lovely meet- 
ing and asked the prayers of all the sisters. Song, "Savior more 
than life to me." After which the following sisters spoke. Buf- 
falo and McKnight. Song, "Steal Away to Jesus," by sister B. 
B. Pittman. After that the V. President stated that the meet- 
ing was open and ready for business. After which the Corre- 
sponding Secretary, sister L. V. Mebane state to the Auxiliary 
about the absence of the president, her husband being sick is why 
she will be unable to attend this session, and also our treasurer, 
sister Mariah Demery, is confined to her bed. Song, "Nearer 
my God to Thee." Benediction by Rev. J. W. Blacknall 



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FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

At 2:30 The Woman's Auxiliary reconvened. Praise service 
conducted by sisters Pittman, Buffalo and Harden. Song, "What 
a Friend we have in Jesus." Sister B. B. Pittman read for the 
opening the 25th Psalm. Bro. R. N. Boone offered prayer. 
Song, " I need Thee every hour." After which the Vice-Presi- 
dent announced that the meeting was open and ready to transact 
business. The Coresponding Secretary arose and in her own way 
made a strong apeal to the Auxiliary to be more steadfast and 
stick closer together, love ye one another. After which she read 
a letter from the President stating why she was absent and also 
asked the prayers of the. Auxiliary and also tendered her resig- 
nation. On motion by sister Pittman that the letter be received 
with the exception of the president's resignation. Rev. J. W. 
Blacknall seconded it and also stated under present conditions 
we wouldn't feel that we would be acting the part of christians 
to do otherwise. After which sister Mebane state she was ex- 
ceedingly glad to see such a good spirit existing in our meeting. 
After which the Auxiliary was asked by sister Mebane to spend 
a few minutes in silent prayer for our president and family. 
After this sister Brown was asked to make a special prayer. 
Song, "Let Jesus fix it for you." After that the Corresponding 
Secretary made her annual report of the Executive Board. It 
was interesting and quite encouraging. On motion that the re- 
port of the Board be received and adopted. (See report). Af- 
ter this the following ones were appointed on the Financial com- 
mittee: Sisters B. B. Pittman, M. A. Lockhart, and Cora E. 
Blacknall. After which the annual dues were taken (see roll). 
Bros. R. N. Boone and Matt Harden were asked to lift a collec- 
tion. The amount of $4.61. After which sister Bell Ash extend- 
ed an invitation to the sisters to the Bulah Association. Bros. 
Louis Arrington and R. N. Boone arose and gave us some whole- 
some thoughts on missionary work and home training in regard 
to onr sons and daughters. Closed with benediction by Rev. J. 
W. Blacknall. 



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SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

The Woman's Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association recon- 
vened at 10:30. Praise services conducted by sister Willie Black- 
nail and sister Carolina Jones. Song, "My Soul be on Tby 
Guard." After which the minutes of the first day's session was. 
read. On motion that the minutes be received and adopted.. 
After that Rev. J. C. Melton being present, and his time being 
limited, be was asked to say something. He came forward with. 
greetings to all and said many good things. He also asked the 
Auxiliary to hold ourselves in readiness to take hold with the 
brothers, as there would be some plans to be offered at the Asso- 
ciation for the betterment, and asked us to be ready to fall in 
line in the city of Goldsboro where the Neuse River Association 
will convene. He also pledged himself to us for his support and 
asked that the sitting of the Union be held at his church in Scot- 
land Neck on the 5th Sunday in November, 1924. The Vice- 
President and Corresponding Secretary octh spoke words of 
thanks to Rev. Melton and said we feel that Rev. Melton's 
message this morning was a blessing to us. Corresponding sec- 
retary state for the benefit of those who did not hear the report 
of the Board meeting, the important resolutions that were pre- 
sented. After expressions from every one present, Rev. Black- 
nail being present, he arose and stated how this Auxiliary was 
first organized and for what purpose. Sister Mebane sustained 
what Rev. Blacknall had said by saying, we came together and 
organized to do good and not harm and spoke of the many things 
we have done since we have been organized and we are planning 
to do more. Bro. Paul Buffalo was asked to lift a collection. 
Amount raised $5.00. The folowing committees were appoint- 
ed: On Mission, Officers, Temperance, and Time and Place. 

Benediction by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

2:30 to 3:00 P. M., praise services conducted by sister Het- 
tie Clark and Sister J. P. Ransome. Song, "My Faith looks up to 



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Thee." Sister Mebane read for the opening 1st Cor. Subject: 
"Israel's Warning." It was beautifully explained. Song, "Bless 
be the tie. that binds." At this hour our annual sermon was 
delivered by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. He announced his text 10th 
chapter of Hebrew and 23rd verse. Subject: "Let us Hold fast." 
He preached forceful, impressive and uplifting sermon. Bro. 
Buffalo offered a fervent prayer. Song "I am pressing on the 
upward way." After which Bro. E. L. Arrington and Bro. G. W. 
Hardy were asked to lift a collection. Amount $3.57. After 
which a resolution was read by sister Mebane to cl\>n-e the meet- 
ing of the Auxiliary from Friday before the third Sunday in 
September. Motion that the resolution be received and adopted. 
September to Saturday before the third Sunday in September. 
On motion that the Union will be at Shiloh Baptist Church on the 
5th Sunday in November, 1924. Motion carried. Committees 
on election of officers reported. (See report). Adjournment. 
Benediction by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

THIRD DAY — Morning Session 

Sunday, 11:30 A. M., praise services conducted by sister Meb- 
ane and sister McKnight. After which sister Mebane read for 
opening the 27th Psalm. It was ably discussed and emphasized 
by her. Song, "I am going through with Jesus." A few minutes 
were spent in greetings and free expressions. Song, "God will 
take care of you." The hour having arrived for our Missionary 
Sermon to be preached, Rev. F. L. Bullock of Enfield was intro- 
duced to the Auxiliary to preach for us. He ascended the ros- 
trum and selected his text from 2nd Kings, 2nd chapter and 19th 
verse. He impressed upon us to go forward. This sermon was 
delivered with power and effect. Prayer by Bro. Lewis Arring- 
ton. Song, "Father I stretch my hands to Thee." After that 
the President arose and spoke of the wonderful message Rev. 
Bullock has brought to us. Bro. S. Lyon of Enfield was intro- 
duced, and was assisted by Bro. Lewis Arrington in lifting the 
collection of $16.30. After which Miss Rosa McDaniel rendered 
several beautiful solos. A collection of $3.56 was taken for her. 
Benediction by Rev. F. L. Bullock. 



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YOUNG PEOPLE'S PROGRAM 

SUNDAY— 3:30 P. M. 

The program was conducted by Miss Mittie Dancy 

1. Music by choir. 

2. Prayer by I. H. Blacknall. 

3. Recitation, Miss Janie Blacknall, 

4. Recitation, Miss Annie M. Tiillery. 

5. Recitation Master Willie Blacknall. 

6. Recitation, Miss Ruth Arrngton. 

7. Solo, Miss Maud Lee Gunter. 

8. Music by choir. 

9. Gollecton. — 0.37. 

On motion by sister Mebane that we extend to Master Julian 
Lyon for the beautiful music he rendered and to the foung peo- 
ple for their most excellent program they have rendered a reso- 
lution of thanks to the pastor, officers, members, and friends of 
Roanoke Salem was read by sister B. B. Pittman. After that the 
report of the Financial Committee was read. (See report). 
Benediction by Rev. F. L. Bullock. 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas the Woman's Circle, Pastor and Members of Roanoke 
Salem Baptist Church and the good people of Garyshurg, general- 
ly, have so royally entertained this Auxiliary, our hearty thanks 
go out to them. We must acknowledge that we have enjoyed 
every moment of our stay while being in their midst. And as- 
we shall go from this place to our several homes, we leave with 
them our prayers and best wishes, that the Lord may continually 
bless them all in their homes, in their circles and in their 
churches. Now, as we must say good bye to you all, may God's 
blessings abide with you, and if we never more meet on earth, 
we pray to join you in that celestial city where parting will be 
no more. '."."■" 

Be it resolved that the Auxiliary extend to them a rising vote 
of thanks for their hospitality and kind royal entertainment of" 
os. Bettie B. Pittman. 



If 

REPORTS 

ON HOURS 

We, your Committee on Hours of Meeting, beg leave to submit 
"the following report: 

We recommend the followng hours of meeting and adjounment: 
9:00 a. m., adjournment at 12:30. Open 2:00 p. m., adjourn at 
5:00 p. m. Open at 7:30 p. m. adjourn at pleasure. 

Whereas it is so much important on the part of ministers com- 
ing in this Associaton who we know not of, Therefore be t resolv- 
?d that this association require all ministers coming to the 
churches of this association bring with- them a certificate of their 
"membership. Respectfully yours, 

A~ C. Tillery 

REPORT OF TRUSTEE BOARD OF NEUSE RIVER INST. 
FOR 1923—24 

Amount brought forward from 1923 _ $15.92 

deceived of M. E. Martin __127.00 

$142.92 
1923 Expense Account 

Oct. 24 paid M. W. Williams $ 8.75 

Nov. 2 paid Pierce Whitehead H'dw. Co _ 25.00 

Nov. 2 paid Weldon Fur. Co. !___ 20.00 

Nov. 10 paid Ins. on building 60.00 

Jan. 10 pad C. C. Johnson Ins. on Bd 1.00 

Jan. 10 paid M. W. Williams 1.00 

April 15 Repairing Bldg. ---__ 18.00 

Sept. 20 paid Ex. of Board 12.00 

$145.75 
142. D2 
Short— $2.83 
OUTSTANDING ACCOUNT 

Due Neals Note ____-$314.00 

Due Weldon Fur. Co. 58.20 

Due Pierce Whitehead Hdw. Co. 16.85 

Due C. P. Anthony Ser. and Stationary 17.00 

406.05 



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VALUE OF PROPERTY 

Land and Buildings ^____ 7000.00 

Value of Fur. : 500.00 

$7500.00. 
ON ORDINATION 
We, the Committee on Ordination, beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report: Whereas the brethren coming before us, Bros. 
J. Rossen, B. Willis and B. S. Faulcon, having failed io answer 
the most simple questions, wc therefore recommend that tbey 
go to school and apply themselves to systematic study. 
Committee 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 
Bros. C. P. Anthony,F. L. Bullock, Revs. L. S. Hilliard and Burt 
Moore. 

COMMITTEE ON HOURS OF MEETING 
Rev. R. W. Underwood, Rev. Amaus Bell and A. T. Johnson. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 
A. W. Inery, L. S. Hilliard, W. L. McNear, Jess Williams, Wil- 
liam Willie, William Scott, A. L. Worthington, Rev. Donenfront, 
Rev. P. A. Inery, W x ade Allen, W. M. Bynum, G. T. Young, J. J. 
Johnson. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS 
Bro. C. P. Anthony, F. L. Bullock, L. S. Hiliard, Burt Moore. 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE 
A. T, Thomas, P. A. Inery, A. L. Worthington, W. M. Smouth, 
W. M. Hines, O. A. Hichie, J. H. Moore, Pettie C. Davis, Delon- 
itch Tillery, Mat Davis, Hardy Pearce. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
Bro. Moderator and Del., we, your Committee on Finance beg 
to report as follows: 

We recorded 23 churches, 17,999 members, Collections $101.92 
$234.25, making a total of $336.17. 
Paid the Trustee Board $35.00, for stationary, 20 cents 

Paid Out $32.20 



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COMMITTEE 
E. W.Davis, F. L. Bullock, Jacob Howihgor, W. L. Lyon, C. C. 
Johnson. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 
Bro. Moderator ana j^eiegaoion, i, your Auditor, beg to ".epon, 
.rs :.oilows: 

t find the reports submitUu 10 tbis aso^.-acion oy the ua^ee 
Board to be correct, showing receipts tor money paid ou- j..ia ^i-i- 3 
:Cor v/hat is ;iow due. 

Your Servant, 

F. L. Bullock, A ■ ; 

FINANCE COMMITEE (1924) 
Frank Davis, Jacob Hoenngto .:, C. C. Johnson, Frank BuiiOoii 
W, L. Lyon. 

COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 
We, your Committee on Sunday Schools, beg leave to submit uie 
-following: 

Realizing that the Sunday School is the church at work and 
that it is a potent factor in the spiritual training of our youcb, be 
it resolved therefore, that we urge every min.scer and deiega^ ox 
this Association to do all in his power to enlist every member of 
their respective churches for Sunday School work, they them- 
selves becoming lively examples. 

Be it furtbar resolved that these Churches shall see to it that 
the best qualified for the position shall be selected as teachers 
of God's Word, moral qualification being accepted as the most 
essential. 

Be it further resolved that we shall use regular Baptist Litera- 
ture, giving our own publishing house at Nashville, preference. 

Committee. 
Rev. C. C. Staton Rev. H. B. Moore 

Rev. Burt Moore Rev. W. G. Lee 

Rev. J. S. Johnson Rev. J. W. Lucas 

Rev. Rufus Ingram Bro. S. H. Lawrence 

Rev. W. M. Smith . Rev. I. H. Blacknall 

Bro. D. E. Moore 



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REPORT ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing recommendation : 

Whereas the need of Christian Education is .so evident in the 
lives of the youth of our day and generation; and whereas the 
need of trained Christian leaders who will be able to lead our 
boys and girls aright through these critical days when sin is 
playing havoc with the lives of our young people; and whereas, 
Dur denominational interest is being tested by the educational in- 
fluence by other denominationl schools; be it resolved that each 
and every church, Sunday School, Mission Circle and Auxiliary 
of our Association use every power to help establish our r.chool 
work, so long as it does not hinder our interest i in world-wide 
mission. 

COMMMITTEE 

RESOLUTION 
Whereas Rev. W. R. Shaw and A. W. Ivey have been faithful 
ministers in this Association and some of the founders of this 
Association, I move that we give to them from our treasure what 
we feel that we can do. 

A C Tillery. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARY 

We, your Committee on Obituary, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing ieport: 

We find since the last sitting of the Association that it has 
pleased the Almighty God to call from labor to reward the fol- 
lowing brethren: A. Branch, Joyner Woodard, Willis Brodie, 
Cary Alston, Rev. M. P. Sweat, Bro. Jake Benjamin. 

Humbly Submitted, 
Rev. Mck. Nicholson Rev. H. B. Moore 

Bro. Alonza Powell Rev. C. W. Ivey 

Rev. S. Pitman Bro. Eddie Williams 

Bro. Cary Whitaker Bro. Aaron Anderson 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. Bro. B. J. Spells 

Rev, W. S. Miller : i '.ijf^ Bro. Dorsey Whitaker 



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COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 
Revs. A. W. Ivey, L. G. Hilliard, N. L. McNair, Jas Williams, 
Bros. William Willie, A. L. Nortbington William Scott, Revs* 
Davenport, P. A. Ivey, Wade Allen, W. M. Bynum, J. T. Young 
J. J. Johnson. 

LIST OF THOSE CONTRIBUTED 
The following paid $1.00 each, except where amount is given: 
Revs. J. S. Brown, M. W. Williams,R. A. Cheek, J. H . Martin, J: 
C. Melton, Selden Jeffrey, O. M. James, Blacknall, Bros. C. P. 
Anthony, Wade Allien, M. C. Peebles, G. T. Young, Jackson Ly- 
on, Revs. L. S. Hilliard, J. B. Peeble, Amos Bell, C. C. Staton, 
M. W. Williams, Sr., Jas. Williams, W. E. Byrd, Willie Hart, 
Richard Shaw, Bro. D. Reid, L. M. McNair, A. C. Tillery, Pres- 
ton Dicken, W. S. Miller, J. W. Lucas, A. W. Ivey, Reid, T. V. 
Foster. 

Note — Rev. J. S. Brown, of Rocky Mt. paid $5.00; Revs. A. W. 
Ivey, and Reid 50c each. 

Church Contributed for Education 
First Baptist, Weldon $8.00 

COMMITTEE ON NEW CHURCHES 
Revs. J S. Brown, W. H. Shaw, G. H. Hinton, Bros. Paul H 
Jones, B. J. Spell, Rev. H. H. Hall, Bros. Smith Gary, Henry 
Drake, James Phillips 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 
Prof. C PP. Anthony, F. W. Bullock, W. L. Brown, R : A: 
Cheek, J. C. Melton, M. C. Peeble, J. E. Byrd, L. M. McNair. 

EDUCATIONAL BOARD 
We the Nuese River Educational Board, learning since the sit- 
ting of last Board that the cash on hand at the close of the As- 
sociation at Goldsboro was insufficient to meet the outstanding 
debts of $425.00, including a note due L. N. Nial, due Dee. 1, 
1924, ask that ministers of the board or board itself will at once 
arranged to raise $275.00 to offset the present indebtedness and 
turn same over to the treasurer at once. 



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We, therefore recommend that .each church be requested to- 
•send at once at least $10.00 to the treasurer of.tbe Trustee. 
.);>oard. • ... 

C. P. Anthony, President. 

R. A. Cheek, Secretary. 

We your Committee on Appropriation beg to report as fol- 
ing: We resolved that the next sitting of this Association will- 
convene with the 1st Baptist Church of Halifax, N. C. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Rev. A. T. Thomas Bro. P. A. Ivey 

Bro. A. Northington Bro. Wm. Smith 

Bro. W. M. Hines Bro. O. D.Archie 

Bro. J. H. Moore Bro. Peter C. Davis 

Rev. Deloatche Tillery Rev. Matt Davis 

Rev. Preston Dickens Rev. T. V. Foster 

Rev. W. L. Brown, Rev. Hardy Powers 

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ON NEW BODIES 
We, your committee, on New Bodies, beg leave to submit the 
following ••eport: 

We have examined into the orthodox of the Weeping Mary 
Church, near Tarboro,, N. C, and recommend its acceptance to 
this Association, and the right hand of fellowship be given to 
the pastor, Rev. Mck. Nicholson. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

APPROPRIATIONS 
According to Resolutions — 
We your Committee on Appropriation beg to report as fol- 
lows : 

President .,___ $10.00 

Church 5.00 

Vice-President - 5.00 

Secretary A __ 35.00 

Assistant) Secretary 7. 50 



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Orphanage 10.00 

To Trustee Board - 35.00 

State Missions (Shaw) 35.50 

W. R. Shaw 10.00 

.A. W. Ivey -- -_ 10.00 

Auditor 3.00 

Finance Committee 10.00 

A. C. Tillery 2.50 

P. L. Bullock 

M. C. Peebles 

C. P. Anthony 

STATISTICIAN'S REPORT 

Bro. Moderator and Bros. : 

Another year has passed in the mighty rush of another century, 
and by observation it is discovered that the evangelical churches 
of this country have been blessed with a great wave of prosperity 
during 1923, and as a result there has been a gain of nearly 
a million communicants; the Baptists of the United States lead- 
ing with an incraese of 305,597 communicants. The Baptists of 
the United States have fourteen divisions, numbering 8,303,824; 
colored Baptists numbering 8,047,045. 

Negro Baptist Churches in U. S. A. — 25,728. 

Negro Baptist Ministers — 18,557 

Colored Baptist gain for 1923 — 177,773. 

No. Baptist Churches in U. S. A. — 2,330. 

No. of young men in school studying to preach — 257. 

Value of Church Property in the U. S. A., $54,000,000,00. 

No. of Baptists in the State of N. C— 225,000. 
The Baptist schools in this state are so numerous that we will 
not take up your time to tell you about them, as you know we 
•do look to Shaw for the baptist standard of our state denomina- 
tional school. 

Respectfully Submitted, A. C. Tillery." 



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Tbe following paid $2.50 except where amount is given: . 

Bear Swamp, Roanoke Salem, Ebeneza, 1st Baptist, Battleboro, 
Crowell Cross Road, 1st Baptist, Enfield, Saint Chapel, Enfield, 
.$10.00; Mount Zion Baptist, St. Paul, Enfield, Shiloh Scotland 
.Neck, Gaston Church, Carters Chapel, White Oak, Ringwood, 
Weldon First Baptist, Zion Hill, New Bethel, Tillery Chapel, 
Salem Chapel, Cedar Creek, Cool Spring Church $10.00; Elm 
City, Pleasant Hill, Parkers Chapel, Hill Chapel, Rev, J. E. Huff, 
Mason Grove, $1.50; Calverie Wilson, Halifax 1st Baptist, 1st 
African Baptist Church, Goldsboro, R. W. . Underwood, pastor, 
$10.00; Morning Star, Mt. Carmel, Daniel Chapel, Mt. Zion, Al- 
len Grove, North end Baptist, $1.00; Red Hill Baptist, Arters 
Chapel, Cherrie Chapel, $2.00; Little Hope, Oak Grove, Shiloh 
Edgecombe.. 

BOARD MEETING 

The Ministerial and Trustee Board of the Neuse River Associ- 
ation met in joint session n Tbe First Baptist Church in Weldon, 
N. C, Nov. 3, 1924. 

Devotionals conducted by Rev. Amos Bell and Rev. A. T, 
Thomas. Then thePresident made some very interesting re- 
marks in regards to the work to be done and announced the 
meeting opened for business. 

Sisters M. A. Hargrave, B. E. Young, and Olivia Alston were 
present. 

Sis. Hargrave stated that the Home Mission Association hadn't 
agreed to purchase a printing press, neither had they solicited 
aid from church or missionary societies for said press. That re- 
ports that such had been done were misleading and untrue. She 
said this statement seemed to have been led by the Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Woman's Auxiliary to the Neuse River As- 
sociation, Mrs. L. V. Mebane. 

After some investigations by tbe Board, a committee of five 
was appointed, viz: Revs. J. S. Brown, J. W. Blacknall, McKinley 
"Nicholson, P. A. Ivery, and Bro. R. A. Cheeks, to meet in n joint 
session with the ' executive board of Women's Home Mission As- 
sociation and the executive Board of the Women's Auxliarv Nov. 



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13 , 1924, .at Enfield, N. C. for the purpose of clearing up this, 
matter so that the work of the Association may not be hindered. 

A motion prevailed that twelve hundred minutes of the last 
sitting of the Association be printed] 

The following named persons were appointed as messengers to 
the various religious bodies, viz: Rev. A. T. Thomas to the Beth- 
any Association in Virginia; Rev. A. C. Tillery, West Roanoke; 
Rev. McKinley Nicholson, Old Eastern; Rev. F. L. Bullock, E. 
Roanoke; Rev. P. A. Ivery, Shiloh No. 1; Rev. Amos Bell, Shiloh 
No. 2; Rev. J. S Brown, Wake Baptist; Rev. G. T. Edmonds 
Reedy Creek, Rev. J. T. Johnson, Johnson County; Rev. J H. 
Martin, Pee Dee; Rev. C. W. Ivery, Middle Ground; Rev. W. S- 
Miller, Bear Creek; Rev. Louis McNair, Beulah; Revs. J. W. 
Blacknall, J. H. Martin, State Convention; Sevs. J. S. Brown, 
A. C. Tillery and J. H. Martin and Bro. R. A. Cheeks, National 
Convention, Inc.; Revs. J. W. Blacknall, M. W. Williams, and 
Bros. C. P. Anthony, C. C. Johnson, Lott Carey Convention. 
Bros. M. E. Martin, F. W. Davis and C. P. Anthony, National 
Convention unincorporated. 

The following persons were elected to preach at the next set- 
ting of the Association, viz: Annual Sermon, Rev. McK. Nichol- 
son; Doctrinal Sermon, Rev. F. L. Bullock; Missionary Sermon, 
Rev. W. F. Edmonds; Temperance Sermon, Rev. Amos Bell; Edu- 
cational Address, Pro. C. P. Anthonp. 

Bro. R. A. Cheeks stated that a note is due against the prop- 
erty of the Neuse River Association on Dee. 1, 1924. The Board 
instructed the Corresponding Secretary to send out a letter to all 
of the pastors of the Churches of the Association, Missionary 
Societies, Auxiliaries and Unions, asking that they send to the 
treasurer of the board $10.00, or as much as they can, as earljr 
as possible to help meet this note. The following persons came 
to the board for advice: Bro. Alex Arrington of Twilight Bap- 
tist Church and sister Fannie W. Hunter of the 1st Baptist- 
Church of Enfield, who stated that they had been expelled from, 
their churches and could not by any means get a rehearing. A_ 
committee was appointed to investigate the game. 



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Tlve committee on Bro. Alex Arlington reported that they had 
examined the case and recommend that he call an exparte Coun- 
cil for advice. The report was received and adopted. 

The committee on the case of sister Hunter reported that 
they had examined the case and recommend that the said sister 
be granted a letter to unite with any church of the same faith- 
and order. The report was received and adopted by a majority. 

Rev. George E. Edmonds was elected as Vice-Moderator of 
the Association.. 

A resolution was adopted endorsing the action of the Baptist 
State Convention in electing Rev. J. S. Brown as President and. 
pledging him their support. 

The following churches came forward and represented, viz: 
Western Union Baptist Church, Halifax County, paid $2.00; 
Lovely Hill Church, Halifax County, $2.00; Rev. C. W. Ivey^ 
annual dues $1.00; Total $5.00, which was turned over to treas- 
urer. The following amounts paid out: Moderator, $5.00; J. W. 
Blacknall, $5.25 for programs and church letters. 

There appeared to be no other business, the board adjourn- 
ed. Benediction by Rev. A. Bell. 



THE EXTRA SESSION OF THE NEUSE RIVER ASSOCIATION^ 
MET WITH ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH, MAY 19, 1925 

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 A. M. Devotiorials 
were conducted by Rev. L. M. McNair and Rev. P. A. Ivery. 
After which the President deivered some very helpful instructions-. 
and sang "Leaning on His Everlasting Arm." Rev. Amos Bell,, 
who was called upon to offer prayer for the benefit of the work,, 
then lead us fervently to the throne of grace. 

The Moderator made some very timely remarks regarding the 
work of the Association and made the Association welcome. A. 
telegram was read from the recording secretary stating that 
he regretted very much that he could not be present, owing to- 
the fact that his school was on the act of closing and it was al- 
most impossibe for him to leave, and asked that the correspond- 
ing secretary serve in his stead. 



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The corresponding secretary made a statement concerning the 
enrollment cards and asked an enrollment committee be ap- 
pointed. The Moderator appointed Bro. R. A. Cheek and Bro. 
C. C. Johnson as committee. The following committees were ap- 
pointed: On Finance; on Grievance, on Examination for Ordi- 
nation. 

Roll of Churches was called, there being the required number 
The recommendations of the board were read. See resolutions, 
of the Ministerial and Trustee boards. 

A motion prevailed that the recommendations be adopted by 
sections. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 were adopted, No. 5 was held up 
until the Constitution could be amended. This being done the 
5th was adopted. Article 2 of the Constitution was amended so 
as to read: This Association shall be composed of pastors and 
messengers sent from the different churches belonging to this 
Association and all ordained and licentiate ministers who are 
members of said churches, annual and life members, by the pay- 
ment of one, dollar and life members by the payment of five 
dollars. Further, that ordained ministers shall pay two dollars 
and Licentuates shall pay one dollar instead of one dollar annual" 
fee. It was also requested that the deacons pay fifty-cents. 
Adjournment for dinner. Benediction by Rev. I. S. Riddick, Rev. 
J. H. Martin, President 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Corresponding Sec't'y. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Moderator in chair. Devotionals were conducted by Revs. S. 
Clanton and R. W. Underwood. Minutes of the morning session 
were read and approved The Moderator thanked God for the 
work that had been accomplished. Rev. W. Wiggins, Moder- 
ator of the Old Eastern Association was then introduced. He 
spoke very encouragingly of the work that had been done, and 
stated that we need a more united effort. 

The Corresponding Secretary spoke of the objects of the As- 
sociation and asked that we return to our homes with a stronger 
determination to do more for the cause of our Master. 



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";"'-• Sister M. A. Hargrave was called to speak of the work the 
women were doing. She spoke very encouragingly of the work 
that is being done by The Women's North Bound Association- 
and said if the brethren will open their doors and hearts to them 
she feels that a greater work than has been done can be accom- 
plished. 

_ -Sister Olivia Alston was called upon. She in a most pleasant 
way thanked God for the meeting and stated that she felt that 
God had been with them through this meeting and great good- 
bad been done. 

Sister Josephine Ransome was called upon. She stated that- 
the Auxiliary had been with the Association ever since they were 
organized and ever would be. 

A motion prevailed that a collection be taken for the Associ- 
ation. The following persons gave $1.00 each: 

Revs. L. M. McNair, J. S. Cole, Walter Purnell, W. R. Shaw,. 
E H. Taylor, Sisters M . A. Hargrave, Olivia Alston, Revs. W. 
W Hires, W. G. Gatling, A. T. Thomas, Bro. N. W. Hardy, 
Revs. W. E. Kee. W. E. Bullock, J. D. McRae, W. R. Underwood, 

The following gave 50c each: Bros. I. H. Blacknall, R. N.- 
Bo^n«. W. S. Miller and sister A. T. Thomas. 

B^-o. W. H. Johnson 25 cents. 

Committee on Ordination reported as follows: That Bro. W. H.. 
Willie be returned to bis church and a council be called by his 
CVmroh to consider his examination and ordination. A substi- 
tute motion was made that the matter be referred to the next 
setting of the Association. A motion prevailed that a committee 
of not more than seven be appointed to examine applicants for- 
ordination. The following persons were named: Revs. J. S. 
Bm^n, j. w. Blackwell, A. C. Tilllery, E. A. Taylor, G. G. Ed- 
monds, R. W. Underwood, and W. S. Miller. 

Co^wHtee on Grievances rrnnrted the case of sister Hunter- 

lyho ha 1 been o^nf^ a J e ff p ,. fo mite ^^ &ny church of fa, 

B ar-P faith ai} d oH P >. by +h« Ministerial Board. The matter was 
refpr-M f* f np Ministerial B^r-* T-fc* finance Committee made 
tV,V r»nr>rt. (<*<>» r<«wt ^ tv. pr^ent of tht Baptist gtate . 



Convention spoke of the work being done by that body and ask- 
ed that the Association stand by the work. 

The Association endorsed the action of the Trustee Board 
in appointing Rev. A. C. Tillery Financial Agent for the Asso- 
ciation. 

A resolution was offered thanking the people of St. James and 
other churches of the city for their hospitality in taking care of 
the Association. There appeared no other business. The Asso- 
ciation joined in singing, "Guide me Thou Great Jehovah." 
Benediction by Rev. J. S. Brown. A motion prevailed that vhe 
Association adopt Mission News, a paper edited and printed by 
lister Hargrave. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, President. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Cor. Secretary. 
Rocky Mount, N. C., May 18 ,1925. 

The Ministerial and Tru 3 tee Board of the Nuese River Association 

and Women'* North Bound and the Auxiliary Boards met in 

Joint Session at *he St. James Baptist Church. 

Meeting was called to order by the Moderator. Devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. Amos Bell, Rev. A. C. Tillery, 
and Rev. W. S. Miller. After which the Moderator made some 
brief remarks and then stated the object of the meeting. 

The Moderator read seme recommendations; after some dis- 
cussion it was deemed advisable for the ministerial and trustee 
boards to consider the recomendationg together before calling in 
the Women's Boards. This being done the recommendations were 
read and adopted by sections. 

Recommendations. 
1st. That all bodies, such as Auxiliaries, , Unions Missionary 
-atinn Boards, feel it right and just that a stronger tie of friend- 
■ship should exist within its bounds and our forces so united that 
& more effective work may be done. 



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2nd. We feel it right and just that each Union, Auxiliary and 
Associations and other organizations growing out of or receiving 
their support from the churches of this Association, recognize 
the Neuse River Association as the parent body. 

3rd. We feel it right and just that each Union, Auxiliary and 
Missionary Association make a semi-annual report to the corre- 
sponding Secretary of the Association of the work they have 
done, and an annual report to the Association. Further that the 
Corresponding Secretary keep a record of all reports made to 
him, and report the same to Association annually. 

3. We recommend and request that each Union, Auxiliary and 
Missionary Association be requested to pay the sum of five cents 
per member annually or a certain amount, not less than five cents 
per member. 

4. We feel it right and just that a more tangible work should 
be done through the Association for Missions and Education. 
Therefore, we recommend and request that all the ladies and 
members belonging to and working within its bounds come to- 
gether in one solid phalanx to work for the objects of the Asso- 
ciation and the State Convention. 

We feel it right and just that the ministers and deacons should 
pay an enrollment fee. Ordained ministers, $2.00; Licentiates, 
$1.00 and deacons 50c. Each minister shall receive an enroll- 
ment card showing his standing with the Association. 

After the adoption of these recommendations by the minister- 
ial and trustee boards, the matter was left in the hands of a 
committee of five to be presented to the women. The women 
adopted them. 

After some remarks by the different sisters, sister Olivia Al- 
ston offered prayer, thanking God for this most glorious meeting. 

There being no other business, the meeting adjourned. 
Rev. J. H. Martin, President. 
Rev. J. W. Blackball, Cor. Secretary. 



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REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Total Collection _$136.25 

Disbursement 

Rev. J. S. Brown, for service $ 3.75 

Bro. C. P. Anthony, money returned 5.00 

Bro. C. C. Johnson, money returned 4.00 

Plates for serving dinner _--_- 2.75 

Rev. J. H. Martin expense 6.25 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall for service 5.00 

Rev. J. H. Martin for service 5.00 

To the St. James Church 5.00 

Bro. C. P. Anthony for service 2.00 

For printing and general expenses of sending notices 24.25 

Total disbursements $63.25 

Balance in hands of treas., Bro. C. P. Anthony $73.00 

C. C. STATON S. S. 

Rev. Thos Sykes, Jackson, N. C. $1.00 

Rev. L. Tillery, Rich Square 1.00 

Rev. R. W. Pate 1.00 

MINISTERIAL BOARD 
Nicholson, Bros. A. T. Thomas, J. H. Martin, P. A. Ivery, J. S. 
Brown, J. C. Brown, J. C. Melton, J. W. Blacknall, Win. Turner, 
A. C. Tillery, T. V. Foster, W. P. Purnell, W. S. Miller, Amos 
Bell, G. G. Edmonds, and R. W. Underwood. 



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OF THE. ' 
FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 

« OP THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

THE FIRST BAPTISf CHURCH 

ENFIELD, N. C, SEPTEMBER 29 30 AND . 
* OCTOBER 1, 1925 




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The next session to* be hel3 with" The" First Baptist 'Church, 

Enfield, N. C, beginning. Tuesday after the fourth 

Sunday in September, 1926 



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[■••;;- j !j ' OF THE 

FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 
OP THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

ENFIELD, N. C, SEPTEMBER 29 30 AND 
. OCTOBER 1, 1925 1 




The next session to be held with The First Baptist Church, 

Enfield, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the fourth 

Sunday in September, 1926 



OFFICERS 

Moderator Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount 

Vice-Moderator Rev. G. G. Edmonds, Halifax 

Secretary Rev. M. W. Williams, Jr., Halifax 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg 

Treasurer Bro. M. E. Martin, Thelma 

Auditor Rev. F. W. Bullock, Enfield 

Statistician Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount 

MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. W. Wood Rev. J. H. Martin 

Rev. J. S. Brown Rev. M. W.Williams 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Rev J. C. Milton 

Rev.M. C. Nicholson Rev. A. "C. Tillery 

Rev. W. S. Miller Rev. Amos Bell 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Rev. R. W. Underwood 

Rev. A. T. Thomas Rev. P. A. Ivey 

Rev. T. V. Foster Rev. A. T. Thoma3 

Rev. W. P. Purnell Rev. P. L. Boone 

Rev. C. C. Staton Rev. Wm. Turner 

Rev. J. Tom Johnson Rev. C. W. Ivey 

TRUSTEE BOARD 

Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. Bro. C. P. Anthony 

Bro. R. A. Cheek Bro. C. C. Johnson 

Bro. M. E. Martin Bro. Robert Boona 

Bro. Lewis McNair Bro. J. C. Melton 

Bro. I. J. Juno. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev. G. W. Thomas, Weldon; Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Spring 
Hill; Rev. I. S. Redd-ck, Dr. Daniel L. Reed, Rev. M. H. Hill, 
Whitaker, Rt. 3, Box 9; Revs. Harry Grant, Kingsboro; T. B, Bel- 
lamy, Whitaker, Rt. 1, Box 55; L. M. McNair, Jackson; J. W. 
Baxter, Whitaker, Rt. 1, Box 57; A. P. Ivey, The'.ma, Rt. 1 Bex 
63; E. C. Burney, Wilson; R. W. Underwood, Goldsboro, 311 W. 
Elm; R. W. Porter, Goldsboro, 404 Persimmon St.; Peter G. Da- 
vis, Warrington, P. 0. Box 274; G. W. Beale, Jackson; J. E. Wil- 
liams, Rocky Mount, R. Box 79; E. R. Neal, Whitaker, R. 1, Box 
81 J. Lyon, Rocky Mt., R. 3, Box 57a; M. W. Williams, Halifax; 
A. C. Tillery, Halifax; J. W. Blackwall, Garysburg; J. E. Huff, 
Henrilo; Roy Hinton, Torbot, R. 3, Box 85; J. K. Ramsey, D. D. 
Warrenton, Box 248; A. T. Tillery, Halifax; A. T. Thomas, 
Garysburg; H. H. Hall, Scotland Neck; W. M. Turner, Jack- 
son; C. W. Ivery, Rosmary; T. L. Bullock, Enfield; Elijah Mea- 
chem, Scotland Neck; J. N. Boone, Garysburg, Box 67; C. P. 
Ivery, Rosmary; S. G. Hilliard, 1131 W. Thomas St., Rocky Mt. ; 
Berry Powell, RockyMt., R. 5; R. B. Watson, Battlesboro, R. 1, 
Box 44; T. V. Foster, 413 Caraham Ave., Rocky Mt. ; E. D. Joy- 
ner, Rocky Mt., Box 78; George S. Stokes, Middlesex, Box 107; 
S. L. Evans, 346 Atlantic Ave., Rocky Mt. ; Willie Lane Legged, 
North Car.; S. Pittman, 911 Holly St., Rocky Mt. ; R. C. Clark, 
Scotland Neck, Box 73;Amos Beli, Weldon, Box 423; G. G. Ed- 
mondson, Halifax, R. 2, Box 84; J. R. Cool, 705 Bloden St., 
Wilmington; J. W. Lucas, 411 Penn. Ave., Rocky ML; H. B. 
Bowden, Weldon; J. E. Cherry, P. 0. Box 61, Garysburg; O. 3. 
Alston, Jackson; C. T. Utley, New Bern; E. A. Taylor, Scotland 
Neck; 0. W. Williams, Enfield; B. M. Moore, Enfield; D. L. 
Lawrence, Rocky Mt. ; D. M. Rosser, R. 2, Whitaker; ; W. P. 
PurrelL Halifax, R. 2, Box 68; E. J. Jenkin, Garysburg; W. D. 
Catling, Weldon, P. G. Boone, Suffolk, Va., R. 5, Box 22b; W. 
H. Shaw. Halifax, Box 4; Henry Drake; G. W. Edmondson, Wel- 
don; McKinley Micholson; Robert Boone, Garysburg; T. S. Sykes 
Halifax; Isaiah Arrington, Enfield, Rte. 10, Willie Williams 
Spring Hope. 



LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Revs. A. S. Bellamy, Whitakers, R. 1; Sam L. Johnson, Spring 
Hill; J. H. Goode, Seaboard; Frank Hines, Whitakers. R. 1, Box 
13; W. H. Walker, Enfield, R. 2, Box 75; Grey Joyner, Rocky 
Mount; Reffas Battle, Enfield, R. 1, Box 12,; Lawrence Powel, 
Enfield, R. 2, B. 14; Edward Day, Enfield, R. 2, Box 9; James 
A. Howell, 1009 W. Beal St., Rocky Mount; B. S. Faulcon 
1623 London St., Portsmouth, Va. ; A. L. Richard, Fairmont; 
A. N. Boone, Seaboard, Box 61; Hal Benfaman, Jackson; A. 
Fenner, Tillery, Box 24; Bais-ey Thornes, Rocky Mt. ; A. Pompey, 
Battleboro; R. A. Cheek, Weldon; W. E. Chase, Rosemary; A. E. 
Price, Halifax; J. D. Scott, Weldon; Roger Johnson, Halifax; 
W. M. Clark, Scotland Neck; James Doves, Weldon. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

FIRST DAY— Morning Session 

The Neuse River Baptist Association met in its 59th 
Annual Session with the First Baptist Church, Hali- 
fax, N. C, with Rev. J. H. Martin in the chair. 

Devotional exercise was conducted by Bros. W. L. 
Brown, P. L. Boone and J. T. Johnson. 

After some very timely remarks by Rev. J. H. Mar- 
tin, the meeting was declared opened and ready for 
business. 

The Constitution was read and a motion to refer it 
to a committee on Constitution. (See committee). 

Enrollment Committee was appointed. (See 
Committee). Committee on Finance. (Time and 
Place). Some suggestions were offered concerning the 
addresses, enrollment cards etc. 

After some discussion concerning the recommenda- 
tions as brought from the extra session it was decided 
to drop the matter until the committee on Constitution 
reports. At this point the following brethren were in- 
troduced : Rev. McDuffie Lewis, representing the State 
work in Eastern Nor. Car. ; Rev. J. S. Brown, President 
of the North Carolina Convention was called upon to 
introduce Rev. Lewis, which he did. Rev. Lewis came 
forward and in a very strong and convincing argu- 
ment made the Association see why the Baptist State 
Convention had adopted Shaw as its object of support. 

Rev. Burney, pastor Calvary Baptist, Wilson, Rev. 
H. W. Townsend, Editor of The Voice, Rocky Mount; 
Mrs. Mollie Smith, Scotland Neck ; Rev. J. W. Baxton, 
Whitakers; Rev. G. G, Gary, Washington, D. C, were 
introduced, each of whom said a number of very help- 
ful things, also wishing the Association much success 
in their deliberations. A committee on New Bodies 
was appointed. (See committee.) At this Revs. P. 
L. Boone and C. C. Staton were asked to lift a collec- 
tion, which they did to the amount of $17.05. 

After announcements, benediction by Dr. J. S. 
Brown, Rocky Mount. Rev. Wiggins came before the 
Association with a matter and asked that a committee 
be appointed to meet at recess or dinner. The commit- 
tee was appointed. 



FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session 

After a very spiritually conducted praise service by 
Rev. A. T. Thomas, Rev. Peter Davis and Rev. L. M. 
McNair, the moderator at this time, made some re- 
marks expressing his gratitute to Providence for the 
many blessings we are receiving. With the Vice-Mod- 
erator in the chair the minutes were read, received 
and adopted. 

The time for the discussion: "The Deacons' office 
and place in the Church." The moderator, after Rev. 
R. L. Boone declined to serve or asked to be excused, 
appointed Revs. A. C. Tillery and H. H. Hall to dis- 
cuss the same. 

In the discussion, the qualification, ordination and 
duties of the deacons were very clearly brought out 
according to description the associaton was pleased 
pleased and enjoyed the discussion. 

The committee on Cooperation reported. (See re- 
port). A motion to receive the report prevailed. Af- 
ter some discussion a motion prevailed to lay on the 
table the matter of cooperation until the president 
make his address. 

At this point the committee on Constitution report- 
ed. After a full discussion of the report, a motion 
prevailed the article referring to $2.00 be read as to 
say $1.00. A motion prevailed that the three other 
articles be adopted. (See report.) 

At this point Revs. D. N. Reed, Enfield, H. B. Moore 
Tarboro, and Rev. Grey Joyner, Rocky Mount were in- 
troduced, each made some remarks. 

Rev. J. S. Brown and others assured the visitors that 
we were glad to have them, but desired the world to 
know that the personel of this body was able and will- 
ing- to take care of this body. After some remarks by 
Rev. Blacknall, collection was taken to the amount of 
$2.25. Benediction by Rev. Walter Purnell. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. T. 
Johnson. Rev. S. Pittman and Rev. T. S. Sykes. The 
choir also favored us with music. The president at 
this point announced the meeting opened. The min- 
utes were read, received and adopted. The Modera- 



tor called upon Rev. M. W. Williams to introduce 
Mr. E. L. Travis, the mayor of the town, which he did 
in a few well chosen words. 

Mr. Travis came forward and in very compliment- 
ary words accepted the introduction given him and 
then made us feel very welcome indeed to meet the 
old historic town of Halifax. 

Rev. P. A. Ivey made us welcome as coming home 
to the birth place of the Neuse River Association. 
Truly Rev. Ivey made us feel at home. 

Mrs. Mollie Williams on the part of Home Mission 
Society after giving us a brief history of the organi- 
zation of the Association, made us feel welcome. Af- 
ter a few words complimentary to Mrs. Williams and 
what she has accomplished through prayers, the mod- 
erator called upon Bro. Roger Johnson who in words 
equal to the occasion welcomed the members of the 
Association on the part of the Sunday School. 

Mrs. M. A. Hargrove in her own usual good natured 
way delighted our hearts while she made us welcome 
on the part of the homes. 

The Association joined in singing "Come to Jesus," 
led by Bro. C. C. Johnson. 

Rev. R. W. Underwood, pastor of the First African 
Baptist Church, Goldsboro, in accepting the welcome 
as coming from the different one, nobly responded. 
Certainly, Rev. Underwood thrilled us with well chos- 
en words and suited to the occasion. 

Mr. S. M. Gary, Clerk of the Superior Court, was 
introduced, and after a few words expressing the 
pleasure it gave him to encourage them along their 
way; then gave us a short comprehensive, and accu- 
rate history of the Association. Mr. Gary then gave 
as he understood Acts 1 :8 to mean. 

The Moderator sang, "Give Me That Old Time Re- 
ligion." Rev. McKinley Nicholson came forward and 
preached the annual sermon from the text: Neh. 4*6. 
Subject: "Success of Willing Workers." (1) The 
cause of Jesus must be built up; (2) It can only be 
done by the working of his people. He calls the 
church to rise and shine. — Let your light so shine. 
Before you or I can build up we must deny ourselves. 
Women. (3) Christ's disciples must thoroughly de- 
vote themselves to the work. Nothing is accomplished 



without mind to do it. First the love of God will give us 
minds. 2nd, you have the promise of the Savior — I'll 
keep. (3) Should not the compassion for souls make 
you have a mind to work. Should not the reward 
make yo uhave a mind to work, surely he made a deep 
impression upon all of us. 

Dr. Geo. W. Watkins, representing Shaw University 
made a strong appeal for the ministry. At the close 
of the appeal the following contributed the amount 
opposite their names: 

Revs. J. S. Brown $1.00 

M. W. Williams 1.00 

J. H. Blacknall 1.00 

Davenport 1.00 

J. H. Martin 1.00 

R. W. Underwood 1.00 

David Mutt 1.00 

L. M. McNair 1.00 

C. P. Anthony 1.00 

J. W. Smith 1.00 

M. E. Martin 1.00 

G. G. Edmons $1.00 

C. H. King .50 

S. D. Hilliard 1.00 

T. S. Svkes 1.00 

Isham Hill .50 

P. L. Boone 1.00 

Richard Shoes 1.00 

Collection for Shaw 23.55—20.00 

Benediction by Dr. Watkins. 

SECOND DAY — Morning Session 

The praise service which was conducted by Revs. 
A. C. Tillery and A. T. Thomas revived the Associa- 
tion much and left a deep impression. The president 
made some timely remarks and then announced the 
Association ready for business as might properly come 
before. The minutes were read, received and adopted 
Next, appointment of various committees. 

With the Vice-Moderator in the chair the Modera- 
tor delivered his Annual Address. His address awak- 
ened an enthusiastic and inspiring spirit in the hearts 
of the delegates. __^ 



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'A motion prevailed that the President's address be 
received and referred to a committee. At this point 
Rev. Richard Shaw introduced Rev. J. T. Kirk, Pastor 
white Baptist Church, Halifax, who in a short address 
encouraged us to get and keep a spirit of vision. Bros. 
William and Brown in words responded to the occa- 
sion. Rev. Tillery was excused on account of a funer- 
al he was expected to preach at Tillery. 

Next, the Corresponding Secretary made his report. 
A motion prevailed that we receive his report. (See 
report). Treasurer reported. (See report) A mo- 
tion to place in the hands of the auditor prevailed. 
Adjournment. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

After a very spiritually conducted praise service, by 
Revs. J. T. Johnson, Tom Johnson and Rev. R. H. 
Hinton, the moderator announced the meeting opened 
and ready for business. The minutes were received 
and adopted by a motion. The report of the Trustee 
Board came forward and motion to receive prevailed. 

Rev. C. T. Utley, Rev. Geo. S. Stokes, Middlesex, 
Rev. G. W. Mizell of Norfolk, Mrs. Stainback, War- 
renton. A motion prevailed as made by J. H. Blackn- 
nall that the report be adopted. After some discus- 
sion, an amendment as offered by Rev. E. A. Taylor 
was passed by the Association that the minimum 
amount for which the property shall be sold shall be 
$5,000 and that the amount shall never be used for 
any purpose but educational, and that no board or 
committee shall be empowered to spend or use same 
except the Association designates and shall be put in 
and drawn out by vote of the Association and signed 
by the President and Secretary of the N. R. Associa- 
tion. Report of committee on New Bodies. (See re- 
port.) Mrs. Byrd was made welcome representing the 
Ushers' Board. At this point Rev. Amos Bell sang "I 
Shall Not Be Moved." 

We were next favored with the Doctrinal sermon 
by Rev. F. L. Bullock, from Matt. 3 :2 : "Repent ye for 
the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Rev. Bullock ad- 
vocated the doctrine of baptizing first with repent- 
ance and holy spirit and then with water. Repent- 
ance was shone to mean more than mere sorrow, 



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but that real repentance required transformation or 
change. Rev. Bullock made us see that the only way 
of salvation is a new birth. Truly Rev. Bullock gave 
us an idea of what our doctrine should be. At this 
point Bros. H. W. Harley and Sandy Lyon took a col- 
lection to the amount of $'6.50. Benediction. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

The Association after being favored with a spiritual 
praise service conducted by Revs. T. S. Sykes, O. B. 
Alston and W. M. Turner, the Vice-Moderator an- 
nounced the meeting opened. The minutes were read, 
received and adopted after some discussion. 

Rev. Jeannes Jacques, Haiti was presented and 
promised to speak to us later. The choir sang "My 
Soul Be on Thy Guard." Rev. Edmonds preached the 
Missionary sermon from Matt. 20:28. Parables and 
their significance were discussed and explained. 

The thoughts, Agreements and Accounts. God hires 
us to work for ourselves and he will pay us off. The 
gospel is calling our men out of the market place 
from idleness to service. He especially stressed the 
importance of coming into the Kingdom while we are 
young. He urged us, his hearers to not only work for 
a while, but work all day. Do not stand idle. Rev. 
Edmonds gave us a splendid sermon to the delight of 
all. "Shine on me" was then sung. Dr. Moore, repre- 
senting the Baptist of North Carolina was introduced 
and in his usual way explained his work. 

He urged every Sunday School to represent in the 
Baptist State Sunday School Convention; every organi- 
zation of the women should represent in the Women's 
Convention. Every church in the State should repre- 
sent in the Baptist State Convention. Truly Dr. Moore 
gave us a new view of mission. He gave several rea- 
sons why the preachers should be paid a decent sal- 
ary. We told some reasons why we should give for 
missions. After a few remarks from Revs. Blacknall 
and Tillery, the Moderator requested Revs. P. L. 
Boone and R. W. Underwood to lift a collection which 
thev did to the amount of $45.10. It was agreed to 
form two classes at Weldon and Rocky Mount that Dr. 
Moore may assist them with their work. A collection 
of $12.29 was taken for a blind brother. 



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A vote. of thanks was tendered Mr. S. M. Gary for 
a short history of the Association. 

The Association asked Dr. Brown to bear greetings 
from the Association to the O. E. Association. Rev. 
R. W. Underwood was asked to preside while the Con- 
vention elects its officers. Rev. P. L. Boone asked 
God's blessings upon us that we may elect the right 
persons for the places. 

The following officers were elected: Rev. J. H. 
Martin, Moderator: Rev. G. G. Edmons, Vice-Moder- 
ator; Rev. M. W. Williams, Secretary; Rev. Geo. W. 
Blacknall, Cor. Sec; Mr. M. E. Martin, Treasurer; 
Rev. J. S. Brown, Statistician and Rev. F. L. Bullock, 
Auditor. 

Revs. P. L. Boone, C. C. Staton, Wm. Turner, J. 
Tom Johnson and C. W. Ivey were added to the Min- 
isterial Board. Mr. I. J. Juno was added to the Trus- 
tee Board. 

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THIRD DAY — Morning Session 

The praise service being over the Moderator of the 
Association opened. The minutes were read, received 
and adopted after some discussion, with the addition 
of Bro. Wm. Bynum. 

Some discussion about the representation fee came 
up and it was ruled that each messenger should pay 
the same for his membership in the church. 

A suggestion that a copy of the most essential ac- 
tions be printed in the three copies to each church. 

A motion prevailed that the secretaries be authoriz- 
ed to send letters to each church. A motion that we 
dispense with the installation of officers. 

Committee on Place reported. (See report) At this 
point the Association listened with keen interest to 
Rev. Jeannes Jacques of Cape Hatian, Haitia, who 
made a profound impression upon it. Bro. Martin ask 
ed to be excused on accunt of a funeral. Bros. Brown 
and Bell lifted a collection to the amount of $55.00. 
Benediction. 

Financial report received. (See report). Report 
on S. S. reported. (See report). At this point the 
President called for other reports. There being none 
the president turned the meeting over to the auxiliary. 



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Weldon, N. C, Nov. Zd>, 1925 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Associ- 
ation according to call, met in the 1st Baptist Church. 
The devotional exercise was conducted by Revs. A. T. 
Thomas and Walter Purnell. The Moderator after a 
few preliminary remarks had the minutes read. The 
minutes wet'e corrected to read that the secretary be 
a part of the Committee on printing. The President 
ruled out that part which referred to a committee on 
a financial system. The minutes were adopted other- 
wise. 

A motion that the secretary and president be em- 
powered to go to the grounds with the chairman and 
trustees and get an itemized account of all furniture 
and other things belonging to the Association. Rev. J. 
S. Brown and Rev. Blacknall were added to the com- 
mittee. 

A motion also prevailed that when enough of the 
internal property be sold that our treasure of the 
Neuse River Association be reimbursed $139.50. A 
communication from Rev. Willie Wiggins, stating the 
date of Tuesday after the First Sunday in December, 
1925 for meeting, the joint school committee. Com- 
munication received and the communication given the 
proper consideration. Rev. Boone suggested that 
Revs. Blacknall, Williams, Martin, Boone and Brown, 
be a committee (permanent) for the furtherance of 
the interest of the Association. 

A motion also prevailed that this committee shall 
appoint the Corresponding messengers and notify the 
same. 

The following brethren were present: Revs. J. H. 
Martin, M. W. Williams., J. S. Brown, J. W. Blacknall, 
J. T. Thomas, Geo. W. Edmondson, A. T. Thomas, P. 
L. Boone, Walter Purnell, C. W. Ivey, and A. C. Til- 
lery. After a very good meeting the president, after 
making some very important remarks, appointed Rev. 
Blacknall and Rev. Miller to go to the Union, Roanoke 
Chapel and Bro. Purnell was to represent us at Hali- 
fax Union. Dismissal by Rev. Geo. Edmonds. 

Halifax, N. C, Sept. 29, 1925. 

At a meeting of the special committee sent out by 
the Association, the committee selected Rev. J. S. 
Brown, chairman and Rev. M. W. Williams, secretary. 



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Prayer was offered and the object of the meeting 
stated. Rev. Willie M. Wiggins, the President of 
the Old Eastern Association, brought greetings from 
that Association and presented the matter of consoli- 
dation of the O. E. and the N. R. Association School. 
Rev. Wiggins did not ask that the Association move its 
school, but that we consider plans for consolidation. 
Prof. Anthony, Rev. Blacknall, Rev. Martin each 
made remarks favorable to Rev. Wiggins' communi- 
cation. A motion prevailed that the committee favor- 
ably receive Rev. Wiggins' Communication. A motion 
further prevailed that we recommend consolidation of 
our school work with the O. E., and with any other As- 
sociation, and that a committee be appointed to work 
out plans for consolidation. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Your Committee. 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Baptist 
Association met in St. Paul Baptist Church, Enfield, 
Oct. 22, 1925. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. D. 
Gatling and Rev. J. T. Johnson. After some remarks 
from the Vice-President, Rev. G. G. Edmonds, the roll 
was called. There being a quorum present, the meet- 
ing was opened for business. 

The pastor made us welcome to the church and to 
what might be set before us for dinner. This was re- 
sponded to by Rev. A. T. Thomas. 

The minutes of the last evening session of the Asso- 
ciation were read and approved. A motion prevailed 
that one hundred thirty-nine ($139.50) dollars and 
fifty cents be paid over to the president of the trustee 
board to settle a note and pay insurance on said In- 
stitute. A motion prevailed that we represent in the 
Baptist State Convention which meets in High Point 
on the 27th of October, 1925 and that thirty-five dol- 
lars be sent by the delegate, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, al- 
so that the amount of ten dollars ($10.00) be given to 
help the delegate with his expenses. 

There being no other business before the house, the 
board adjourned to meet at the First Baptist Church, 
of Weldon, Monday, Nov. 23, 1925. 



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THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT 

OF THE COLORED BAPTIST CHURCH IN 

HALIFAX 

Some time during the year 1886, Rev. John Jasper 
of Richmond, Va., Rev. Williams of Petersburg, Va., 
together with Rev. Annanias Buch of Halifax, Rev. 
Jos. Bazemore of Weldon, Rev. B. C. Spicer of Craven 
County, Rev. C. B. Gibbs of Enfield, who represented 
Edgecombe County, Rev. Ezekiel Gaines and Rev. H. 
B. Alston of Warren County, Rev. A. B. Willis of 
Wayne County, met in the town of Halifax for the pur 
pose of establishing this church, and forming this as- 
sociation, which was at first called Roanoke Associa- 
tion, but on account of another Association bearing 
that name, it was changed to Neuse River Association, 
which name it now bears. The original counties em- 
braced in this Association were Bertie, Craven, Edge- 
combe, Halifax. Nash, Northampton, Martin, Warren, 
Wayne and Wilson. 

Immediately after the establishment of the church 
at Halifax the members called the Rev. Annanias Buch 
as their pastor and he served as such continually from 
that time until his death, which occurred in the early 
nineties. Under his administration he lived co see hi? 
church grow from a hand full of members to become 
one of the largest in membership in the Association. 
Rev. Annanias Buck was born in the State of Virginia, 
he was never a slave. He was reared by Quaker fam- 
ily and his early training and his limited education was 
from these good people. 

After reaching his majority he worked as fireman 
on the railroad, running from Petersburg, Va., to Old 
Gaston in North Carolina. After leaving the railroad 
he settled in Northampton County and was employed 
by Mr. Geo. P. Burgwyn as fireman. 

During the Civil War he worked for a while as fire- 
man on one of the Confederate Gun Boats. 

While living with Mr. Burgwyn, he married his first 
wife. After her death he married another woman 
from Northampton County named Almeta Garris. 

From 1866 until his death he lived in Halifax and 
his mortal remains lie near the Church he helped to 
establish here, but his good deeds and his acts of 
Christian love and charity still lives among us, and we 
will always cherish his memory affectionately. 



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Ordaining Council of the Neuse River Association 
Consists of Fire: 

Revs. A. C. Tillery, C. C. Saton, J. W. Blacknal, J. 
S. Brown, P. L. Boone and Rev. M. W. Williams. 

We, the members of Neuse River Board, beg to sub- 
mit the following- report: 
Received from Missionary, Rev. A. C. Tillery__$13.75 

Galilee 1.65 

New Hope 3.00 

White Hill 3.02 

Tillery Chapel 3.58 

Little Zion 2.50 

Total 13.75 

The treasurer of Trustee Board received from Extra 
session at Rocky Mount $73.00 to be applied to the 
Neal Note. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

We recommend that the present school sight be sold 
as was recommended by the president in his annual 
address, and that the money be placed in a National 
Bank, not to be drawn on for any purpose other than 
"•hat subjected by the Association. 

C. P. Anthony, President 
R, A. Cheek, Secretary. 

COMMITTEE ON PLACE 

We your committee on Place, recommend that the 
next annual session of the Neuse River Baptist Asso- 
ciation meet with the First Baptist, Enfield, N. C, be- 
ginning Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in Septem- 
ber, 1926. 

Committee, 
A. T. Thomas, R. B. Prince, Nathan Holly, J. E. 
Cherry, W. D. Ivey, M. W. Bvnum, J. H. Clark, 
R. B. Broady, J. C. McGee, W. N. Hines, Hil- 
liard Deens, C. W. Williams, J. H. Marrow, 
Jno. L. Shields, T. Siler, Columbus Rains. 

We, your committee on New Bodies, beg leave to 
make the following reports: 

We have carefully considered the letters of appli- 
cation. 1st, from Pittman Grove Baotist Church with 



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the amount of $3.00. 2nd, the Usher Board of Rocky 
Mount. We recommend their application for member- 
ship. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
S. D. Hilliard, Walter Jones, R. H. Ricks, T. J. 
Smallwood, J. E. Williams, A. L. Jones, Rev. 
W. L. Boone, L. N. McNair, W. A. Kingsbury, 
Frank Martin, P. B. Bullock, Jacob Howing- 
ton, L. J. Jenkins, W. M. Smith. 
Halifax, N. C. 

October 30, 1925 

Bro. Moderator and delegation, I your auditor, re- 
port as follows: 

I find that the report submitted to the Association 
by the treasurer to be correct presented with receipts. 
Humbly Submitted, 
F. L. Bullock 

Committee on Sunday Schools 

I. J. Juno, F. L. Bullock, C. C. Clark, L. S. Hilliard, 
James Bailey and H. C. Cofield. 

Committee on Temperance 

We, your committee on Temperance, beg leave to 
submit th following : 

Whereas intemperance in all its forms is working 
certain and swift destruction among us in this day of 
readjusted life; and whereas, self-control is an ex- 
pressed quality of Christianity; be it resolved, that the 
pastors of the Association and teachers of the Sunday 
Schools constantly emphasize the duty of temperate 
indulgence in things needful, and total abstinance 
from things not needful. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Rev. Geo. S. Stokes, Chairman; Revs. J. W. Lu- 
cas, H. H. Pittman, P. Dickens, D. G. Gaylor, 
P. C. Davis, J. H. Blacknall, J. K. Ramsey, J. 
H. Goode, J. J. Johnson, and Rufus Battle. 

Committee on Ordination 

We, your committee on Ordination, beg leave to 
make the following report: 

Whereas the brother B. S. Foulcon coming before 
us, failed to answer the simplest question we there- 



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fore recommend him to further study, that he may go 
to school and better prepare himself for the all impor- 
tant work of the gospel ministry. 
Committee, 

Revs. A. C. Tillery, P. L. Boone, H. H. 
Hall, E. W. Taylor, J. K. Ramsey. 

Brother Moderator, we your committee on the Pres- 
ident's Annual Address, beg to submit the following 
report: 

We listened to the address with keen interest and 
we have examined this address with much care 

We regard the address as a master document and 
recommend the adoption of the same and that it be 
spread upon the face of the minutes. 

Revs J. S. Brown, A. C. Tillery, J. W. Blackball, 
M. W. Williams, Amos Bell and E. D. Taylor. 

Committee on Hours of Meeting 
Mr. Paul Shields, Rev. McRowe. Mr. H. C. Cofield, 
Mrs. J. E. Patterson, Miss Elsie D. Ethengam, Mrs. Le- 
na Smith. 

Financial Statement 

Amount collected at the Association $561.14 

Amount paid out at Association: 

Shaw Univ. Ministerial Education £u.uu 

Foreign Mission (Rev. Jacques) Jo-JJJJ 

State Missions (Dr. J. H. Moore) 146 50 

Appropriations -7~~, ,7C on'nn 

Expenses, printing etc. (Rev. Blacknall) 20.00 

Expenses. Jacob Harrington - - £"" 

Minute*, distribution and printing etc »» .»• 

Total 5>t54o.fU 

Balance on hand ^ll'it 

Paid to H. P. Antbonv 139.50 

Paid to Baptist S. S. Convention J5.UU 

Paid to Rev. J. W. Blacknall -10.00 

Total 184.50 

Balance $ 32. 94 



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CONSTITUTION 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River 
Missionary Baptist Association. 

Articles 

The object of this Association shall be to promote 
spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ, both at home 
and in foreign lands to insure a more intelligent min- 
istry and bring about a true Christian fellowship in 
the churches of our Association. 

To encourage a religious training for our youth. 

The officers of this Associatin shall be President, 
Vice-President, Recording Secret^r^', Corresponding 
Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and Statistician, who 
shall be elected annually and serve until their succes- 
sors are elected and qualified and shall perform the 
usual duties of such officers in similar organizations. 

Art. 2. This Association shall be composed of pas- 
tors and messengers sent from churches belonging to 
this Association and all ordained ministers and licen- 
tiates who are members of these churches; annual and 
life members. 

Ordained ministers shall pav 81.00; Licentiates 
shall pay 50 cents annually; life members shall pay 
$1.50. 

Art. 3. Letters received by this Association from 
different churches shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship ; those baptized; those received 
by letter; those dismissed bv letter; those excommuni- 
cated: those deceased and the number of Sunday 
School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4. The messengers chosen to discharge these du 
ties shall have no power over God's herita.ee, nor <=hall 
thev have ecclesiastical power over churches of this as- 
sociation and no church shall intrude on the dignity as 
to the power of the pastor, while in the faithful per- 
formance of his pastorial duties. And no pastor of a 
church of ihis Association shall be discharged except 
bv a majoritv vote of the members and not then until 
his salarv as agreed upon by the church shall have 
been paid. Anv minister or ministers who shall be 
"known to interfere with another minister's church, 
thereby cau^inq- a disturbance between the members 
and pastor shall be dealt with by the ministerial Board 



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as it thinks proper. And it shall be the duty of all pas 
tors and deacons of churches composing this Associ- 
ation to defend and maintain the constitution of the 
same. 

Art. 5. Churches desiring to become members of this 
Association shall petition by letter or messengers, and 
upon examination, if found in order it shall be the du- 
ty of the Moderator to give the right hand of f^ 1 low- 
ship to the messenger and welcome him in the Associ- 
ation, or any church or churches desiring to withdraw 
from the association must do so by a letter or mes- 
senger requesting a letter of dismission when this as- 
sociation has granted the request, and such church or 
churches have united with some regular Missionary 
Baptist Association, and the Association receiving 
such church or churches has notified the association 
of the same, then its connection with this association 
shall cease. 

Art. 6. Every church in this Association shall be 
entitled to representation in this association, and shall 
send from one to two messengers and shall send funds 
to this association according to the rules laid down in 
the minutes. No church, however, shall send more 
than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be 
left to the discretion of the association whether it 
shall be debated or not. 

Art. 8. This association shall furnish , churches 
with ministers. The method of furnishing them shall 
be left to the association. 

Art. 3. We believe it necessary to have an associ- 
ational fund to pay expense of association. Therefore 
each church belonging to this association is required 
by the association at its session to pay the amount of 
ten cents (10c) per capita for each man. 

Art. 10. The minutes of the previous session shall 
be read and corrected if necessary. The association 
shall have power to inquire the reason why churches 
do not at any time of its setting represent themselves 
in the association. 

The unfinished work of the association when the 
association is not in session and whatever other duties 
relating to the protection of the association work. 

Art. 11. The president together with the Ministerial 
Board shall have power to call an extra session of the 
association at any time they feel it necessary. 



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Art. 12. All women organizations and unions con- 
nected with churches of this association shall be con- 
sidered auxiliaries to this body and that one session 
shall be given over to them during our annual session 
for their report and work. 



RESOLUTION 



To whom this may concern: 

This is to certify that at the 59th Annual Session of 
the Neuse River Association (Missionary Baptist), 
held at the First Baptist Church, in the town of Hali- 
fax, North Carolina. The constituted duly elected 
delegates assembled, did vote to sell the property, own 
ed and controlled by them situated near the town of 
Weldon, in the township of Weldon, County of Hali- 
fax, North Carolina; and that the said Association did 
authorize and impower the Trustees of the Neuse Riv- 
er School, or their committee to negotiate and sell the 
aforesaid property for the sum not less than £15,000 
cash. 

The said Trustees, or their duly elected committee, 
shall have the power to give the purchaser a Deed in 
Fee Simple, and such Deed shall be valid, and the said 
Association will forever warrant and protect the pur- 
chaser, or holder of such Deed when bearing the sig- 
natures of the President and Secretary of The Neuse 
River Baptist Association. 

Done by the order of the Association, this the twen- 
ty-third day of November, one thousand, nine hundred 
twenty-five. 

J. H. Martin, President. 
M. W. Williams, Secretary. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT 

We, your committee on finance, beg to submit the 
fol]owing report: 

We have received 97 Churches and 3 Unions, one 
Usher Board. Containing 13.260 members we receiv- 
ed as representation fee $322.00. 

Total by collection fee $288.64; making a grand total 
of $561.14. 

Respe^ulW submitted. 

W. C. Coles, W. E. Martin, C. C. Johnson. 
Committee. 



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MODERATOR'S ANNUAL ADDRESS 

My dear fellow workers, officers and members of the 
Neuse River Baptist Association: 

It has pleased almighty God to permit us to meet for 
the purpose of working together to fmlher the build- 
ing the kingdom of Jesus Christ. When we scan the 
past, the many dangers through which we have come, 
the many changes through which we have gone, we 
should feel like lifting our voices in one grand allelu- 
jah chorus: 

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow" 
Praise Him all creatures here below." 

Many who met us last year at Goldsboro, are unable 
to meet us visibly again this year. The grim reaper 
death has played his part, and yet the good Master 
has left us here for a purpose. To carry on the work 
here left by our fellowmen who have gone on before. 
We note with sad and tearful eyes, the departure of 
our good friend and brother, the late lamented, Rev. 
J. W. Wood, who served us so well and long as Mod- 
erator of this august, body. Surely we shall miss his 
counsel, his ability to calm the troubled waters and his 
fatherly advise, but he has gone to his reward. Our 
trust is in one higher than man, one who is able to lead 
us on to a desired end. Brethren, let us trust in God, 
and not in man. 

We yould also pause just here to shed a tear, to pay 
a passing tribute of respect to the departure of Revs. 
Ivey, Hinton and Whitley. They labored here just as 
we are doing today, and they are gone to their reward. 
We cast the garland of our deepest respect to them. 
Their going is but a constant reminder to us that soon, 
and very soon, our work on earth will be ended, and 
w T e must go the way of all men. It should behoove us 
to so labor during this Association that when we are 
called hence we can hear the very welcome words at 
the hands of our Father: "Well done, good and faith- 
ful servant." 

After our last annual session in Goldsboro. we 
found it necessary to call an extra session of the Asso- 
ciation to better foster the work and to line up our 
forces. I want to congratulate the churches and their 
pastors for their hearty response to our call. We met 
with the St. James Baptist Church on the 19th day of 



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May in the city of Rocky Mounr. We had a very 
pleasant and profitable session. Details of this meet- 
ing you will learn from the secretary's minutes. 

UNIONS 

When we think of the great work that is before us 
to be done, we realize that it cannot be done to the 
glory of God and to our best interest unless we bring 
into play the spirit of union. This is the great spirit 
of the age ; this is the great progress, of thought, and 
Christian activity; this is the age of team work, of 
united effort. All. working altogether all the time 
This is the age of golden opportunity, when if men 
put over any big project to do a big thing, they must 
work together, in unison, with one common cause. 
And surely if our associational program is put over it 
must be done by our united efforts. Division and 
strife invite destruction. It is the cause of all fail- 
ures. Let us close up our ranks, and if there is any 
among us who have not caught the vision of the al- 
ready whitened field of opportunities and possibili- 
ties that lay before us, let us say awake thoou that 
sleepeth and rise from the dead and Christ shall give 
the light. And move on in God's name. 

Brethren I am frank to tell you that unless we put 
in some team work, put forth some united efforts, 
these opportunities and possibilities however great 
they are will perish within our grasp. Brethren, let us 
arise and do some constructive work for God and hu- 
manity. The task is before us. God help us perform 
it like men. In the words of Maltbie B. Babcock: "We 
are not here to play, to dream, to drift; 

We have hard work to do ; heavy loads to lift, 
Shun not the task, face it like men, 
In God's name be STRONG. 

In looking over the field I find that our churches 
have become indifferent and careless and careless and 
losing interest in our great associational work and 
this is due in a large measure to the manifested in- 
terest of the pastors in charge of our various church- 
es. Brother pastors, God has left these churches in 
our hands, and has given us the charge "Occupy un- 
til I come." Work until I come." "Shall we sheath 
our sword as cowards, and lay our weapons by as 



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sluggards, or shall we unsheath our swords, and with 
a dogged determination, high resolve and an undaunt- 
ed spirit put the program over. I appeal to you to 
support the cause of our association. I appeal to 
your manhood, I appeal to your good judgement, I ap- 
peal to your Christian dignity, I appeal to your com- 
mon sense and reason to arise to the full measure and 
dignity of your manhood, to shoulder apart of the re- 
sponsibility that is upon us. Brethren in the name of 
God put aside bitter bickerings, and faultfinding and 
let us build. 

In this instance I appeal to the churches to call as 
their pastor, God fearing men. Men who will, swear 
allegiance to the cause of education, and show inter- 
est by their work; men who Will die by their guns 
rather than surrender them. For the lack of co-ope- 
ration, and understanding, for the lack of team work, 
we are not doing any school work. Our educational 
work so well begun by our forefathers is perishing. 
Our forefathers wrought well. What they did, de- 
serves the highest praise that we can give them. God 
is expecting more of us, the young men of today than 
he did of them. Increased opportunities carry with 
them increased responsibilities. And when we think 
that our association is the biggest association in the 
State, both numerically, and in wealth as well 
as educationally. Our responsibilities are great. 
We have as members of our association some as able 
ministers as this country afford. We have within our 
bounds lawyers, doctors, educators, all men of no 
mean ability, and brethren why is it that we cannot 
build up our educational work? Why is it that our 
educational interest is trailing in the dust? Shall we 
lie supinely down upon our backs with folded arms 
across our bosom and die? Give up the very work 
that our forefathers gave their very best to perpetu- 
ate? God forbid. Let us arise and build. Let us make 
our assocition second to none, or report to God the 
reason why. For if we put our hands to the plow and 
sook back, says the Master, we are not even fit for the 
kingdom. In the words of the great French General. 
Naooleon, who saw it necessary to accomplish a great 
task before him, said: "Men of France, forty centur- 
ies will look down upon us if we fail." And so I sav to 
you, "Men of Neuse River Association, if we fail to 



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foster the spirit of Christian education within our 
bounds, unborn generations will look down upon us. 
in shame and disgrace. The broad field of opportuni- 
ty is before us. There are hundreds of our boys and 
girls with idle minds drifting by with not a Baptist 
school within our bounds, for the Christian develop- 
ment of these young minds in the doctrines of the 
church for which Christ died. With all the earnest- 
ness of my soul, I appeal to you to take such steps at 
this association to build up a Christian institution of 
learning within our bounds, and prove to the world 
that we are men, men with a vision and a purpose ; 
men of high ideals. Let us build for ourselves ji mon- 
ument, a monument not to perpetuate the memory of 
the black man, the memory of the moongolian, the ma- 
lay or any other race or nationality of men, but let us 
build for ourselves a monument to perpetuate the 
memory of man. At its base let us write the word 
"Genius." At its apex let us write the word "Homo." 
and passing humanity can then read the noblest epi- 
thet that has been or ever will be written : Here lies a 
man. 

As your humble servant, I beg to make the follow- 
ing recommendations for your prayerful considera- 
tion : 

1st. Our Churches. — I find that a number of our 
churches are in a deplorable condition. Some of their 
pastors can scarcely read and write and are men who 
fight education, and who do not believe in missions. 
Such a man is void of vision, detrimental to the cause 
of our associational interest; therefore that in order to 
lift high the standard of Christian intelligence I rec- 
ommend that the churches within our bounds call as 
their pastors the best moral and intellectually prepar- 
ed men they can find. I would further recommend, 
that our churches cease to license men to the gospel 
ministry who have made no intellectual preparation 
to preach the gospel, for verily I believe that a call to 
breach the gosoel precludes a call to preparation. 
There are lots of preachers who believe that they can 
come into the p*osnel ministry, open their mouth and 
"that God will fill it. The command is to study to show 
thyself a workman." I would further recommend 
that our churches pay their pastors living wages, for 
I believe that the laborer is worthy of his hire. I be- 
lieve that with better wages would come a better type 
of man. Opportunity to study and prepare. 



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2nd. Licensing and Ordaining- Ministers — I recom- 
mend that an Examining Board be appointed from 
this association to map out a prescribed course of 
study and that all aspirants to the ministry within our 
bounds be required to pass a satisfactory examination 
of the same before he shall be permitted to function as 
a licentiate or as an ordained minister. I further rec- 
ommend that the churches and their pastors cooper- 
ate with the association in this respect, that the best 
results may be obtained. 

3rd. Our School Problem — In view of the fact that 
cur school work has lagged, and that we have several 
thousand dollars worth of property from which we are 
not deriving any benefit; I recommend that the pres- 
ent school site be sold, and that the money be placed 
in a National Bank. 

2. That a committee of five be appointed to look after 
for a more desirable site, centrally located, on which 
to build a school along modern lines. 

3. I further recommend that a committee be ap- 
pointed to confer with the two ministerial and deacons 
Unions, in our bounds that they may be induced to co- 
operate with this association in its educational efforts. 

Our Women. — As I think of this age, I realize that 
the day has come to do great things. We have among 
lis some of the best prepared women in the state. 
They are here to render service. They are God fear- 
ing women. Morally the best. They are intellectually 
and spiritually prepared, and some of them financial- 
ly prepared. Le us as men stand by them, and in the 
name of God put over the program. In view of the 
fact that our women are important factors in kingdom 
building, both temporal and spiritual, I recommend 
that they be given an opportunity to present their 
cause in every church within our bounds, to do flkeir 
work among the sisters. Let them organize mission 
circles in every church that they may be able to corp 
financially with any association in the state. 

And finally brethren, I am thinking in large terms 
of our race development, its material and spiritual 
growth. I believe that if our race ever comes to its 
best self, it will be through the church. As preachers 
<*nd as lay leaders we can do much to develop a great- 
er race consciousness, therebv lending greater support 
to the various interprises that are begging for support. 



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We as ministers have the key to the solution of all the 
ills from which our race suffers. Therefore, I recom- 
mend that we give more heed to the encouragement 
of these struggling race institutions, for verily I be- 
lieve that in union there is strength, and as no chain is 
stronger than its weakest link, just so no race is stron- 
ger than its weakest member. 

Brethren, I submit to you these few and feeble 
thoughts for your prayerful consideration, and invite 
you to think on these things for the good of the 
churches and the uplift of the race. Finally brothers, 
be Strong. 



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; OFFICIAL ROLL 1 

? OF THE 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE RIVER 
ASSOCIATION 

President, Mrs. J. W. Wood Wisldon 

Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon Enfield 

Assistant Secretary, Miss E. T. Walden Garysburg 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBanie Rocky Mount 

Treasurer, Mrs. Mariah Demry __ Weldon 

Auditor, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman Enfield 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Mary Reid Mrs. L. V. MeBane 

Mrs. J. W. Wood Mrs. C. L. Lyon 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman 

Mrs. J. P, Ransom 

COUNTY WORKERS 

Halifax County— Mrs. Ella Sandlin, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman, Mrs. 

C. L. Lyon. 

Northampton — Mrs. M. A. Lockhart, Mrs. Nellie Harden, Mrs- 
Esther Crosland 

Edgecombe — Mrs. Viola Lancaster, Isabella Lyon. 
Nash — Mrs. J. S. Brown, Mrs. S. A. Stovall. 

UNION OFFICERS 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Viee-Presidjent, Mrs. Nellie Harding Garysburg 

Secretary, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman ... Enfield 

Treasurer, Mrs. Hettie Clark Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBar.e Rocky Mt. 

SUPERINTENDENTS OF FIELD WORK 

Miss E. T. Walden Garysburg 

Miss Nancy Sandlin Enfield 

Miss Bettie Williams Jackson 



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h . PROCEEDINGS 

Whitakers' N. C, Sept. 18, 1925 

The Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association as- 
sembled in its ninth annual session with Red Hill Bap- 
tist Church, Edgecombe County. 

FRIDAY NIGHT— 8 P. M. 

The hour having arrived for the opening of the 
woman's meeting, Mrs. Mary Reid came forward 
and in a most graceful dignified and choice language 
presented the President, Mrs. J. W. Wood, who after 
speaking very feelingly of some of the incidents in her 
life and with gratitude to a kind and Heavenly Fath- 
er for granting her the privilege of being present to 
again preside over the calibrations of the auxiliary 
she presented Rev. G. A. Mial. He spoke very pleas- 
antly on behalf of the pastor and church, and said, he 
hoped to have more to say later on. After which 
praise service was conducted by the following sisters : 
Viola Lancaster and Gofeann Whitaker. After the 
praise service sister L. V. MeBane led off in express- 
ion, followed by several other sisters. Next in order 
was the v/elcome address. The pastor, Rev. J. R. Coel 
being absent, deacon Walter Quinchette came forward 
and delivered the welcome address in behalf of the pas 
tor and church. After which sister Reid, who in well 
chosen words welcomed the Auxiliary. It was truly in- 
spiring, all were made to feel glad and welcome. After 
this sister J. P. Ransome ably responded in a brief 
manner. Song, "What a Fellowship," was sung, led 
by sister Ransome. Then the president arose and pre- 
sented Rev. George Edmond. He ascended the pulpit 
with Rev. Mial. Rev. Edmond read for opening the 
5th chapter of St. Matt, the first 16 verses; text: "Let 
your light so shine before men that thev may see vour 
good works and glorify your father which is in Hea- 
ven." Subject: "God wants glory out of this earth." 
He seemed to have been taken out of himself by an 
overshadowing of the Holy Ghost. While our hearts 
burned within us, as he snoke the words of eternal 
life. He concluded by saying: "Sisters, let your light 
shine." Song, "On my wav to the Canaan Land,, led 
by sister Ransome. Sister MeBane arose and spoke of 
the wonderful sermon Rev. Edmond had preached to 



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night. After this sisters Mary Reid and J. R. Ransome 
lifted a collection amounting to $8.25. Benediction 
by Rev. Mial. 

SATURDAY MORNING— 10 :30 

Devotionals were conducted 30 minutes by the fol- 
lowing sisters : Mrs. Jennie Stokes, Mrs. Millie A. Lock 
hart and Mrs. Caroline Jones. After this sister Lock- 
hart led off in expressions. By these expressions we 
were spiritually elevated and encouraged to go for- 
ward to greater and larger endeavors. Following this 
the president arose and announced the meeting open. 
Annual dues were called for (See list and amount 
paid). Representation by delegates was next called 
for. (See list). Then the county workers were called 
to report (see report.) The following committees were 
appointed : 

Finance — Mrs. S. A. Stovall, Mrs. M. A. Lockhart 
and Mrs. Maria Demery. 

Election of Officers — Mrs. Mary Reid, Caroline 
Jones and Mrs. Jennie Stokes. 

Time and Place — Mrs. B. B. Pittman, Miss Bettie 
Williams and Mrs. Dora Stewart. 

Resolutions — Mrs. Minnie Reynolds. Miss Geneva 
Howrngtnrt, Rev. F. L. Bullock, Rev. G. A. Mial and 
Mrs. F. W. Hunter. 

Report of Committee on Ho^rs of meeting was 
read, bv lister Mary Reid, as follows: Open at 9:30 
A. M.. adionrn at 12:30; reassemble at 2:30 P. M. ad- 
journ at 6 P. M. Open at 7:30 P. M. adjourn at will. 
Collection taken by sifters Bettie B. Pittman ?nd F. W. 
TTimter amounted to $1.00. Benediction by Rev. F. L. 
Bullock. 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

The Auxiliarv reassembled at 3 :30 P. M. Sister J. 
W Wood presiding. Praise service conducted bv the 
following sisters: Easter. Croswin. Lucy Malone, F. W. 
Hunter, Minnie Reynolds and Hattie Clark offered 
prayer. Song "Bless bp The Tie That Binds." led by 
si^pr Malone. The Auxiliary was moved by the fervor 
o^ the singing and earnest and sincere manner in 
which this nraise service was conducted. The Presi- 
f 1o nt h?d the A'^iliarv to rise and receive Reverend 
P^ackn^H. Rev. B^wn. Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Smith. 
After which Mrs. Brown was asked to say something. 



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Mrs. Erown delivered a wonderful address which was 
listened to with raft attention. She was followed by 
Rev. Brown who asked the Auxiliary to bear with him 
just six minutes. He said : "Every time I go into the 
pulpit I feel as if I should take a text." Therefore, as 
he ascended the pulpit he took as his text "Bear ye 
one anothers burdens." from Gal. 6th chapter. He 
very ably discussed this text and emphasized the im- 
portance of each sister helping to lift the burden of 
each other and, therebv gaining strength for the law 
of Christ cannot be fulfilled without love and burden 
bearing:. Re ,T . Blackr- 1 ! aros Q and *aid Rev. Brown 
had said all of it, and that he would do all he could to 
foster the good work. After this the President arose 
and accepted in very choice words what had been said 
bv the above named. Next was a topic on "Unity," 
discussed by Rev. Cherry. He stressed the strength of 
unity of effort in any undertaking. The annual re- 
port of tr^ union of the Auxiliary was read bv Mrs. 
Bettie B. Pittman. Motion by Mrs. Reid that the re- 
port be received and adopted. Seconded by Mrs. Me- 
Bane who commented on the excellent way the union 
had been conducted. The committee on Election of 
Officers next reported, which was "that all the offi- 
cers be elected to succeed themselves except the assist- 
ant secretary, and that ?Tis? E. T. Walden. She was 
recommended and elected. Motion prevailed that the 
report of the committee be received and adopted. 
(See list of officers). After this Mrs. L. V. MeBane 
made her report of her visits to the various churches, 
also spoke of the two new circles that had been organ- 
ized. '(See report). Aft^r that sister MeBane read 
recommendations from the Board, authorizing Miss 
Walden "to take charge of field work anvwhere with- 
in the bounds of the Neuse River Association; to or- 
ganize circles and sunshine bands, and also sister J. R. 
Ransome be our delegate to the Woman's State Con- 
vention, which will convene in the citv of Raleigh. N. 
C, Tuesday before the 3rd Sunday in July, 1926. Mo- 
tion the adoption. Collection taken by Mrs. J. S. 
Brown amounted to $1.30. Benediction by sister Ran- 
som. 

SECOND DAY— Night Session. . 

At 7:30 P. M., nraise service was conducted by sis- 
ter Harden and others. After this sister MeBane read 
the report ef the Board. Motion. Adoption. Follow- 



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:ng this Rev. J. R. Cole came forward and selected his 
text from the 3rd chapter of Peter and the 3rd verse. 
Subject: "Who is he that will harm you if you follow 
that which is good." At the end of this wonderful 
message Rev. Mial offered prayer. Song "Blest be the 
Tie that Binds," was sung, led by sister Stokes. Col- 
lection nine dollars thirty-five cents. After this Rev. 
Mial was given the opportunity to present his paper. 
Then a collection was taken up for him amounting to 
$1.55. Benediction by Rev. Cole. 

SUNDAY — Morning Session 

Sunday School opened at 9:30 A. M. The lesson 
was taught by Rev. Mial. Subject: "Paul Writes to 
th Thessalonians." Rev. Mial expounded the lesson 
very clearly, with force and power. Collection $2.35. 

11:30 A. M., praise service conducted by sisters 
Stokes, Harden and Jones. After this Rev. F. L. Bul- 
lock was presented to preach annual sermon for the 
auxiliary. Song, "Will the Circle be Unbroken." He 
read the first chapter of St. Luke and took for his text 
"And the Angel said unto him fear not." Subject: 
"Conversing with the Holy Spirit." Rev. Bullock 
preached a wonderful sermon. Deacon Reed offered 
a fervent prayer. Song "It's Burning the Same Today." 
Collection lifted by sister Mary Reid and brother 
Wade Allen, amount $11.55. Jubilee of Garysburg 
rendered several beautiful selections. Benediction by 
Rev. F. L. Bullock. 

W. I. C. Program — 3:30 P. M. 

Music Hughes Quartette 

Scripture reading Miss Rosa L. Bellamy 

Praver Annie Maye Dickens 

Welcome Address Louise Langston 

Recitation Bertha Lee Taylor 

Recitation Wreather Pittman 

Music Hughes Quartette 

Recitation Larrie Hart 

Recitation Emma Lee Lvon 

Recitation Dorothv Earl Allen 

Solo — "In The Garden" Mildred Jordan 

Recitation Selma Lancaster 

Recitation Joe Castle 

Recitation Mary Jane Lyon 



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Essay Miss Rosa L. Bellamy 

Recitation Collie Dickens- 

Duet Misses Curries 

Bible Story Fannie M. Hunter 

Recitation Rubie Smith 

Recitation Lloyd Malone 

Remarks Miss Nancy Sandlins 

Collection $5.33. 

Committee on Time- and Place reported (See re- 
port). Next a resolution was offered by sister Me- 
Bane as follows: Resolved that every officer of the 
Auxiliary and field worker bring to the Auxiliary at 
its next meeting, to be held in Enfield, $10.00. Mo- 
tion that the resolution be received and adopted. Mo- 
tion carried. Next the president read her annual ad- 
dress. Motion that the address be received and read 
at the Association at Halifax. Seconded by Mrs» 
Brown, who said in part: "I have attended four con- 
ventions this year, and this is the best address I have 
heard. It is too wonderful to be passed over casually 
I would like that every delegate and member of the 
Auxiliary should be given an opportunity to give ex- 
pression on it for I believe in giving flowers while they 
live. She also asked that the address be accepted and 
placed in the minutes. Song, by sister Ransom "While 
Peace Like a River." Next, motion prevailed that sis- 
ter Brown should install the officers, which she did 
with the most appropriate words of advice, instruction 
and admonition. Benediction by Rev. F. L. Bullock. 

At 5 :30 P. M., Rev. J. R. Coel ascended the rostrum, 
singing his favorite song, "Father I Stretch my Hands 
to Thee." His remarks were based on the words "If 
we live in the spirit let us also walk in the spirit." He 
Beautifully outlined a Christian's duty. Song, "Every 
Time I Feel the Spirit." 

Collection $5.12. Benediction by Rev. J. R. Coel. 

SUNDAY NIGHT 

7:30 P. M., praise service was conducted by sisters 
F. W. Hunter and Vesta Brand. Song "My Hope is 
Built on Nothing Less." Scripture lesson Mark 1st 
Chapter, the first fifteen verses for opening were read 
by sister Hunter, who also with ease "Addressed a 
Throne of Grace," in a most soul stirring prayer. Song 



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•'When the Battle is over" led by sister Branch. Vice- 
President introduced Rev. J. W. Blacknall to preach 
the closing sermon. Song "Come ye that Love the 
Lord." After this the 20th Psalms was read. Prayer 
was offered by deacon Quinchette. Song "Pass Me 
Not O Gentle Savior." Rev. Blacknall took for his 
text the 5th verse of the 20th Psalm. Subject: "In the 
Name of our God we are going to set up our Banner." 
Rev. Blacknall was at his best and preached with pow- 
er and spiritual eloquence. Deacon W. E. Boyd of- 
fered prayer. CoPection was lifted by sister Ransom 
and brother Boyd. Amount of $13.85. The Resolution 
committee made their report. Motion prevailed that 
the report be received by sections. On motion of sis- 
ter C. L. lyon the first section was tabled. The other 
sections were received as a whole. (See report). The 
next was the report of the Corresponding Secretary. 
(See report.) After this the Auxiliary adjourned to 
meet with the Missionary Circle of the St. Paul Bap- 
tist Church, Fridav night before the Third Sunday in 
September, 1926, Enfield, N. C. 

RESOLUTION 

Resolve, that whereas the good people of this com- 
munity have so royally entertained us during our stay, 
^e it resolved that this body extend to them a rising 
vo+e of thanks for then kind hospitalitv, and that we 
will ever cherish fond recollections of this community 
and people. Be it further resolved that we extend our 
*ha*iks to the pastor, officers and members of this tho 
Red Fill Baptist Church, for the privilege of assem- 
bling in this beautiful edifice. Be it further resolved 
that we especially thank sister Reed and the entire 
committee for their untiring service. And we prav 
Cod's benediction upon them and wish for them long 
and happy lives. 

Respectfully, 

Mrs. Minnie Reynolds, Rev. S. G. Mills, Rev. F. Bul- 
lock, Miss Geneva Howington, Miss Fannie W. 
Hunter. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

We your committee on Time and Place beg leave to 
report : 

We have invitations from First Baptist, Rocky Mt, 
Mount Zion, Margaretsville and St. Paul,. We recom- 



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mend that the next sitting of the Auxiliary meet with 
St. Paul Baptist Church, Enfield, N. C, Friday nigkt 
before the third Sunday in September, 192b. 

Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman, Dora Stewart, Miss Bettie 
Williams. 

ANNUAL DUES 

Those who paid 25 cents. each: 

Mesdames J. P. Ransom, L. V. Mebane, C. L. LyO.yi, 
Dora Stewart, Francis Bailey, Leah Whitaker, Miss 
Bettie Williams, Mesdames S. A. Stovall, M. A. Rey- 
nolds, Marah Demry, J. W. Wood, Jennie Stokes, Car- 
olina Jones, M. A. Lockhart, Misses Genevia Rowing- 
ion, Mittie Dancy, Mesdames B. B. Pittman. Ida Wil- 
liams, Clara Allen, Eugenia Pittman. Sue Thomas, 
Viola Lancaster, > Gofeann Whitaker, Elverta Nichol- 
son, Helen Mabry, F. W. Hunter, Lucy Malone, Rev, 
F. L. Bullock, Rev. G. A. Mial, Rev. J, E. Cherry, Mes- 
dames Esther Crossland, Siisie Coaker, Lucy Rowland, 
Hettie Clark, Mary E. Sandlin, Lillian Pittman, Misses 
Nancy Sandlin, Ethel B. Hilliard, Mesdames Jessie Ly- 
on, Dianah Taylor, Nannie Smith, Elnoria McDaniel, 
Bethel Macklin, Mariah Lyon. 
Those who paid 50 cents: 

Bros. J. W. Hunter, R. L. Brown and Rev. J. P. Pitt- 
man, Rev. J. R. Coel, and Rev. J. J. Hart. 
Those who paid $1.00 each: 

Mesdames Pearl Arrington, C. L. Lyon, B. B. Pitt- 
man, Hettie Clark and Minnie Lockhart. 

List of Circles and Delegates 

Mrs. M. A. Reynolds, Mt. Calvary, Enfield — ... $1.00 

Miss Genevia Howmgton, First Baptist , 1-00 

Mrs. Vesta Branch, St. Paul 1.00 

Mrs. Dora Stewart, New Bethel 1.00 

Mrs. Jennie Stokes, Red Hill, Whitakers ______ 1.00 

Rev. F. L. Bullock, Mt. Zion, Margaretsville 1.00 

Mrs. M. A. Lockhart, Roanoke Chapel Garysburg 1.00 

Mrs. S. A. Stovall, Mt. Zion, Rocky Mt. 1.00 

Miss Bettie Williams, Sunshine, Olive Branch, Jack- 
son . ,___.._„_ .2:5 

Report of County Workers 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman, St. Chapel, Enfield ,— _- 1.00 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman, Pleasant Hill, Enfield 1.00 

Mrs. J, P. Ransom, Roanoke Salem __ 2,00 



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Mrs. Esther Crosland 2.00 

Mrs. Carolina Jones, Roanoke Chapel 1.00 

Mrs. N. H. Harden 1.00 

Mrs. Marah Demry, St. Peters, Weldon 5.00 

Mrs. J. W. Wood, donation 2.00 

Mrs. C. L. Lyon, donation 1.50 

•Union of the Auxiliary - 1.00 

Mrs: Lucy Roland, Shiloh, Scotland Neck 3.00 

Mr*. T. P. Ramsey __ : 1.00 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall 1.00- 

Mrs. Carolina Jones 1.50 

The following 50 cents and $1.00 rally was collect- 
ed at the Neuse River Association in Halifax, N. C. : 

Mrs. Mary E. Sandlin . $2.0'0 

The following named persons paid $1.00 each: 
Mrs. Mary E. Sandlin $2.00; Mrs. J. K. Alston, 
Mr. Wade Allen, Mr. R. Stokes, Miss Mittie Dancy, 
Revs. M. W. Williams, R, Purnell, Robert Whitehead, 
Mr. J. Butts, $2.00; Messrs W. Fenner, R. Clark, Wil- 
He "Povle, Matt Parker, Mrs. Isabella Lyon, 50c, Mrs. 
Ida Williams 1 ; 50c. Rev. J. H, Martin 50c, Rev. G. Ed- 
mond. 50c. Mrs. N. Smith. 50c, Mr. Green, 50c, Roa- 
noke Salem. Mr. Frank Whitehead, Mr. Frank Byrd, 
Mr. Hilliard Simmons. 

Messrs H. Lockhart. W. Reid, Readmond, Henry 
Scott, James Davis, each paid $1.00. 

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS 

Madam President, members of the Auxiliary and 
Brethren of the Neuse River Association, greeting: 

I f is with no little pleasure that I greet you tonight 
and yet you must know it is tinged with sadness as I 
sra so grreatlv reminded of my loss. 

God is great and He is good, what soever He doeth 
i * <V>r the best so I bow humbly to his will. 

We come, the few of us that have labored through 
tVck and thin, through sunshine and rain, through re- 
Jinlcea and criticisms to let you, brethren know that we 
a^e still loval to the cause for which we were set 
a-nart. As Aaron and Hur held up the hands of Moses 
rj fcp.vo we struggled to hold ud your hands in the 
r»5iuf»p ^or which you have struggled. We have never 
wearied. 



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In the beginning of creation women were called 
mans help-mate; we have striven prayenuiiy and 
earnestly to live up to the calling, and we ieel that 
you wili acknowledge that not tor one single moment 
have we been a hindrance to you in your Home Mis- 
sion and educational work. 

Vv e rejoice in the knowledge, that whereas a large 
uumoer has fallen out of the ranks, the handful re- 
mains, tho weak and frail, to encourage and aid you 
in what soever you may undertake. 

About two years ago in my annual message to you 
I asked that since North Carolina had standardized 
her schools, and the salary of her teachers was raised 
on the certificate plan and a sufficient amount of 
money to run the school was impossible to raise, that 
you either consolidate with some good school or con- 
tribute to some school that was doing much toward 
educating a large number of the Negro boys and girls. 

I also recommended that you rent or sell the piano 
that was installed by this Auxiliary and put the mo- 
ney received thereby into our treasure or your own. 

Since you now have no objective that is, in many of 
the churches and among many of the brethren it is 
said that you have no objective, and therefore they 
are not giving any money. This then, being true I 
wish to recommend that we the sisters and members of 
the Auxiliary to the Neuse River Association turn our 
attention to foreign mission since we in helping you in 
'.our attempts to put over your projects have done 
next to nothing in this line. 

Our Savior said "Go Ye Therefore, and Teach all 
Nations. Baptism? them in the Name of the Father 
and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; Teaching them 
to Observe all things whatsoever I have Commanded 
you. and lo I am with you Always, even Unto the End 
of the World. Amen Amen." 

We cannot go, all of us, but we can all send of our 
means which fan or mav be the means of saving a 
r onl for His Kingdom. Lifting some being from utter 
rmn and despondency into a life of beautv and ser- 
vice. 

We do not know the value of a soul, but God does. 
He left the ninty and nine to find the one sheep that 
had gone astray, and He said one sinner was precious 
in His sight ; then if we are agents for God and in His 



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omploy, is it not time that we be up and do 
He may say to us, "Well done thou good ant 
servant, thou has been faithful over a few 
will make thee ruler over many things. Enter 
to the joy of ftiy Lord. 

God grant that we may get our heart 
Let the Holy Spirit fill us through and thro 
love for one another — washing out all malk 
envy, back-biting and strife, set our faces tow 
bright and morning star, and build up the k 
of Christ here on earth, that we may not stan- 
way of any of his precious blessings but re 
that He has promised us. 

I am reminded of a sermon I heard pre? 
Rev. J. W. Wood, subject: "All Heaven lo< 
You know how in the olden days of Rome v 
the center of civilization and every street 1 
to the city from every part of the world. 1 
the biggest in tha: known world would o 
holidays be packed with sight seers, galler 
lery filled to its capacity. Every street cr 
people from all over the world making t" 
this great theater to see some poor slave wi 
hungry lions or wild beasts of some kind for h. 
freedom. 

Men women held their breaths in anxiety to see 
would win — some praying that the slave would co> 
out conquorer with freedom to live, others anxious 
*hat he lose his life and furnish a meal for the wild 
beast, — and others looking on with indifference, sim- 
ply enjoying the contest. 

Oh ! what reioicing, what shouts of joy rent the air 
when the beast is slain and the slave is set free. 

Just so heaven rejoices when a slave to ignorance 
and superstition to sin and vice — to the worshiping of 
idols is freed and such beasts slain. 

Shall we play our part in the arena of life? Tn the 
fight for freeing such slaves? 

Partial Report of Corresponding Secretary 

Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane 

Monies collected on the field : 

St. Marks, Rev. E. D. Coel $3.00 

Marks Chapel 2.00 

New Bethel Rev. Edmons, Pastor 4.00 



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[ill. Rev. Davenport, 11.00 

R.ev. Bullock, pastor 5.26 

11, Geo. Hinton 2.00 

raised $27.26 

n Union 6,09 

a collections 33.75 

a annual dues ,_ 9.25 

\ Sunday School 2.35 

»s and rally 50.46 

snonding Secretary 27.26 

otal L. S124.07 

Halifax, N. C. 

October 1, 1925 

M., the Auxiliary met jointly with the 
Association. After some brief remarks 
jnt, Rev. J. H. Mar f in. the meeting was 
) the sisters. The following sisters con- 
raise service; Jennie Stokes arid Isabella 
g, 'Mv Pope is Built on Nothing Less." 
r .? read the ?>7th Psal™. Then prayer, was 
sifter Mary Reid. I Shall not h* Moved,!' 
iister Lancaster. A^ter + hi=! the v ice Prudent 
^e and presented the President of the Auxiliary, 
..lrs. J. W. Wood, who read her annual address to the 
Association. Then Mrs. Reid motioned that this excel- 
lent address be reecived and adopted, and also placed 
in ciae minutes, seconded by several. Alter this Rev. 
Biacknali, Rev. Martin, Rev. Williams and Mrs. J. K. 
Alston commented on Mrs. Wood's address. Rev. 
ivxetrtm asKed tne Drecnren to ormg to the association 
at its next session ^i.ou to help the sisters in their 
j «,iiy. 

Mrs. J. K. Alston asked the sisters to love each oth- 
er more in a most graceful manner; in so doing all 
will gam more strength." The President of the Auxil- 
iary, Mrs. Wood, in a most pleasing manner, accepted 
what had been said. The hour having arrived for the 
iemperance sermon, the preacher, Rev. Amos Bell, 
came forward. Rev. Edmond led in singing "My Soul 
^e on Thy Guard." Rev. P. L. Boone offered prayer. 
Rev. Bell led in singing "The Unclouded Day." He 
..ejected tor his text Daniel 1:8. Subject: "Separation 
-ur service." Rev. Bell said many good things regard- 
ing "Temperance." After this Rev. Edmond offered 



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prayer. Sister Isabella Lyon led in singing "\ 
The Hughes Quartette rendered music while 
Brown, Rev. M. W. Williams and Mrs. Reic 
collection to the amount of $50.00. Rev. Pun 
a resolution. After this the Corresponding r 
of the Auxiliary read her report showing th 
that was collected. $2'10.61 was the amsun' 
Ransome motioned that the report be ; 
Oeconded. Mrs. Reid. Mrs. Brown then came 
and asked for a few minutes to present her Statv 
A. collection was taken by Mrs. Brown, the amc 
$3.05. 

After this the Association adjourned with th- 
diction by the Moderator. Rev. J. H. Martin. 
MRS. J. W. WOOD, Pres. 

MRS. C. L. LYON, Sec: 



OHGEN PRINTING CO., CHURCH MINUTES A SPECIALTY 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SIXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

ENFIELD, N. C„ SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30th, 1926. 




The Next Session to be Held With The First Baptist 

Church, Battleboro, N. C, 1927, Beginning 

Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in 

September, 1927. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SIXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

ENFIELD, N. C, SEPTEMBER 28, 29 & 30th, 1926. 




The Next Session to be Held With The First Baptist 

Church, Battleboro, N. C, 1927, Beginnincf 

Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in 

September, 1927. 



OFFICERS 

Moderator Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount 

Vice-Moderator Rev. G. G. Edmonds, Halifax 

Secretary. Rev. McKinley Nicholson, Halifax 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg 

Treasurer Bro. M. E. Martin, Thelma 

Auditor Rev. F. W. Bullock, Enfield 

Statistician Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount 

MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. W. Wood Rev. J. H. Martin 

Rev. J. S. Brown Rev. M. W. Williams 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Rev. J. C. Milton 

Rev. M. C. Nicholson Rev. A. C. Tillery 

Rev. W. S. Miller Rev. Amos Bell 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Rev. R. W. Underwood 

Rev. A. T. Thomas Rev. P. A. Ivey 

Rev. T. V. Foster Rev. A. T. Thomas 

Rev. W. P. Purnell Rev. P. L. Boone 

Rev. C. C. Staton Rev. Wm. Turner 

Rev. J. Tom Johnson Rev. C. W. Ivey 

TRUSTEE BOARD 



Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. 
Bro. R. A. Cheek 
Bro. M. E. Martin 
Bro. Lewis McNair 



Bro. I. J. Juno 



Bro. C. P. Anthony 

Bro. C. C. Johnson 

Bro. Robert Boone 

Bro. J. C. Melton 



ORDAIN ED MINISTERS 

Rev. G. W. Thomas, Weldon; Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Spring Hill; Rev. 
I. S. Riddick, Dr. Daniel L. Reed, Rev. M. H. Hill, Whitaker, Rt. 3, 
Box 9; Revs. Harry Grant, Kingsboro, T. B. Bellamy, Whitaker, Rt. 1, 
Box 55; L. M. McNair, Jackson; J W. Baxter, Whitaker, Rt. 1, Box 57; 
A P. Ivey, Thelma, Rt. 1, Box 63; E. C. Burney, Wilson; R. W. Under- 
wood, Goldsboro, 311 W. Elm; R. W. Porter, Goldsboro, 404 Persimmon 
St; Peter G. Davis, Warrenton, P. O Box 274; G. W. Beale, Jackson; J. 
E. Williams, Rocky Mount, R. Box 79; E. R. Neal, Whitaker, R. 1, Box 
8; J. Lyon, Rocky Mt., R. 3, Box 57a; M. W. Williams, Halifax; A. C. 
Tillery, Halifax; J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg; J. E. Huff, Henrico; Roy 
Hinton, Torbot, R. 3, Box 85; J. K. Ramsey, D. D. Warrenton, Box 248; 
A. T. Tillery, Halifax; A. T. Thomas, Garysburg; H. H. Hall, Scotland 
Neck; W. M. Turner, Jackson; C. W. Ivey, Rosemary; T. L. Bullock, 
Enfield; Elijah Meachem, Scotland Neck; J. N. Boone, Garysburg, Box 
•67; C. P. Ivey, Rosemary; S. G. Hilliard, 1131 W. Thomas St., Rocky 
•Mt., Berry Powell, Rocky Mt, R. 5; R. B. Watson, Battleboro, R. 1, 
Box 44; T. V. Foster, 413 Caraham Ave., Rocky Mt; E. D. Joyner, Rocky 
Mt., Box 78; George S. Stokes, Middlesex, Box 107; S. L. Evans, 346 
Atlantic Ave., Rocky Mt. ; Willie Lane Legged, North Car.; S. Pittman, 
911 Holly St., Rocky Mt., R. C. Clark, Scotland Neck, Box 73; Amos 
Bell, Weldon, Box 423; G. G. Edmondson, Halifax, R. 2, Box 84; J. R. 
Cool, 705 Bladen St., Wilmington; J. W. Lucas, 411 Penn. Ave. Rocky 
Mt. ; H. B. Bowden, Weldon; J. E. Cherry, Box 61, Garysburg; 0. B. 
Alston, Jackson; C. T. Utley, New Bern; E. A. Taylor, Scotland Neck; 
O. W. Williams, Enfield; B. M. Moore, Enfield; D. L. Lawrence, Reeky 
Mt. ; D. M. Rosser, R. 2, Whitaker; W. P. Purnell, Halifax, R. 2, Box 
68; E. J. Jenkin, Garysburg; W. D. Catling, Weldon; P. G. Boone, Suf- 
folk, V., R. 5, Box 22b; W. H. Shaw, Halifax, Box 4; Henry Drake; G. 
W. Edmondson, Weldon; McKinley Nicholson; Robert Boone, Garysburg; 
T. S. Sykes, Halifax; Isaiah Arlington, Enfield, Rt. 10; Willie Williams, 
Spring Hope. 



LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Revs. A. S. Bellamy, Whitakers, R. 1; Sam L. Johnson, Spring Hill; 
J. H. Goode, Seaboard; Frank Hines, Whitakers, R. 1, Box 13; W. H. 
Walker, Enfield, R. 2, Box 75; Grey Joyner, Rocky Mount; Ruffus Bat- 
tle, Enfield, R. 1, Box 12; Lawrence Powell, Enfield, R. 2, B. 14; Edward 
Day, Enfield, R. 2, Box 9; James A. Howell, 1009 W. Beal St., Rocky 
Mount; B. S. Faulcon, 1623 London St., Portsmouth, Va. ; A. L. Richard 
Fairmont; A. N. Boone, Seaboard, Box 61; Hal Benfaman, Jackson; A. 
Fenner, Tillery, Box 24; Baisey Thornes, Rocky Mt. ; A. Pompey, Battle- 
boro; R. A. Cheek, Weldon; W. E. Chase, Rosemary; E. A. Price, Hali- 
fax; J. D. Scott, Weldon; Rodger Johnson, Halifax; W. M. Clark, Scot- 
land Neck; James Davis, Weldon. 



PROCEEDINGS 

Enfield, N. C, Sept. 28, 1926. 

The Sixtieth Annual Session of the Neuse River Baptist 
Association met with the First Baptist Church of Enfield. 

The Moderator called the first session to order at 10-30 
A. M. The devotional exercises as conducted by Revs. S. 
Fittman. J. E. Huff and W. P. Purnell was very inspiring 
and enjoyed by all present. 

At this point the Moderator announced after, expressing 
the pleasure of being present and thanking Providence for 
having kept us, the session opened. The Secretary made 
some remarks concerning the minutes. The minutes were 
received with the understanding that the insert will be 
forth coming in the form of a phampler or the table placed 
in the next minute. At this a motion to adopt the program 
subject to the change as made by the the Board and in ac- 
cord with the committee on hours of meeting. The commit- 
tee on hours of meeting reporter. A motion that the report 
be received. (See Report). At this point Revs. Underwood 
and Foster were called upon to lift the collection which they 
did to the amount of $14.25. 

Adjournment Benediction by Rev. I. S. Riddick. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

The Association was entertained by different members 
with songs and prayers. 

At this junction the Moderator in well chosen words, ask- 
ed the Pastor. Rev. McCrae to take charge, who in turn in- 
troduced Rev. F. L. Bullock as master of ceremonies of the 
Local Program. Interspersed here and there with good 
music by the choir and beautifully rendered solos, were the 
welcome address. 

The local talent reflected credit upon themselves and the 
community The Moderator called upon Rev. A. C. Tillery 
who requested Rev. M. W. Williams to respond which he 
did in well chosen words appropriate to the occasion. 

We were next favored with a song by Rev. McCrae. Rev. 
J. W. Blacknall was called upon to preach the Doctrinal 
Sermon. After a few introductory remarks, Rev. Blacknall 
took for a text; "And the very God of Peace sanctify 
you" etc. I Thes. 5: 23. "Sanctificatirn". The first requis- 
ite towards sanctification is regeneration. We then be- 



came sanctified and we grow better and better unto the 
perfect day. He explained that sanctified is to set a part for 
us. Sanctified is either cleaning the outward or inner part. 
As we grow we become more like Christ. 

Truly our hearts burned while he talked to us. Rev. 
Blacknall gave us a gospel message. 

Dr. Dubesset came forward and said a few words. 

The Moderator called upon Revs. Isaac Riddick and R. 
W. Underwood to lift a collection which they did to the 
amount of $12.00 

After assignment, Benediction. 

SECOND DAY-Morning Session - 

The praise service was spiritual conducted by Revs. L. 
Davis and R. C. Clark. The minutes of the afternoon and 
evening sessions were read and adopted. Several commities 
were, appointed. A motion to receive a partial report of the 
committee on New Churches. 

The right hand of fellowship was extended them. (See re- 
port). After some discussion the committees and appoint- 
ments. The association after singing, listened to the Presi- 
dents annual address. 

There were some strong recommendations brought us in 
this address. The association seemed much elated over his 
address. 

A motion was made that a committee on the President's 
Address, after some discussion it prevailed. 

At this time Dr. J. S. Brown, president of the State Con- 
vention was presented and spoke to the Association concern- 
our State program. 

He explained fully the object of each organization in the 
State, Sunday School, B. Y. P. U.. Womans Home and For- 
eign. Mission Convention and The Baptist State Convention. 
The convention enjoyed to its full the address of Dr. Brown. 
At the conclusion of his speech a collection to the amount 
of $14.38, Bro. Frank Davis made some very stronge re- 
marks. 

Several visitors were introduced and each made some 
remarks. 

Rev. M. W. Williams, who had served as the faithful sec- 
retary for more than 12 years, offered his resignation. The 
Association, at first, declined to accept it, but upon the in- 
telligence from Dr. Brown that Rev. Williams had been 
elected as Moderator of the Wake Baptist Association and 
that Rev. Williams desired to be relieve, the Association 



voted to accept his resignation and appointed Revs. R. W. 
Underwood, Amos Bell, N. S. Hargrave, M. E. Martin and 
C. C. Staton as a committee to present Rev. Williams a tok- 
en of the Association appreciation for faithful service. 

A collection was then taken by Bros. Gary Pittman and 
J. J. Smallwood which they did to the amount of $17.05. 

Assignment of homes and Benediction. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon 

After a very spiritually conducted praised service con- 
ducted by Revs. L. S. Billiard, G. A. Miles and T. S. ^ykes. 
The Moderator announced the meeting opened. 

Rev. Tillery sang and then introduced Rev. A. T. Thomas 
to preach the Annual Sermon. Rev. Thomas after a few in- 
troductory remarks took for his text: "He that lacketh these 
things is blind and can not see afar." etc. Peter 2:9. Vir- 
ture, Knowledge, Temperance, Gcdliness, Brother Like- 
ness and Love were things enumerated by Rev. Thomas as 
the things which serve to make men blind. He urged the 
brethern to stand up for God and his cause. Truly Rev. 
Thomas gave us a very splendid message. 

Rev. I. B. Sapp sang beautiful; Since Jesus Came into My 
Heart. Prayer was offered by Rev. Wm. Turner with much 
fervency. 

Collection was taken by Rev. Tillery and Bro. July to the 
amount of $6.00 

The Association paused and paid tributes of respects to 
the following late brethern: Rev. J. W. Wood by Rev. Mc- 
Kinley Nicholson, Rev. A. W. Ivey by Rev. Geo. Edmonds, 
Rev. M. P. Sweat by Rev. J. T. Johnson, Rev. Hinton bv 
Rev. A. 0. Tillery, 

At this point Rev. G. A. Miles made a very strong plea in 
the interest of Our Union Reformer aided by Rev. N. S. 
Hargrave. 

After the assignment Benediction by Rev. N. S. Har- 
grave. 

SECOND DAY-Evening Session. 

Revs. C. W. Ivey, Burt Johnson and Reuben Clark were 
called upon to conduct the praise service which they did. 

The Minutes read and received. A request came from 
the commission that a committee of five be seet to Scotland 
Neck with the power to act for the Association. This re- 
qestis in additiod to the already acting commission, the fol- 
lowing were added: Revs. C. C. Staton McKinly^Nicholson, 

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G. G. Edmonds J. D. McCare R. W. Underwood. 

Rev Richard Shaw made some timely remarks. 
Mr. L. E.Hall the Supervisor Agent of Farm Demonstrator, 
came forward and in a very strong address made the men- 
bers of the Association see the importance of making the 
farm attractive and profitable for the boys and girls. He 
emphasized the importance of raising their standard of liv- 
ing, in that they care more for their wives, providing many 
things for them; home for the wive's comfort; sending the 
children to school regularly etc. 

Mr Hall Clearly showed how the Negro farmer may im- 
prove his condition. 

The committee on officers reported. A motion prevailed 
the reorted he received .(.see report) 

Rev.G. A. Miles sang; "Since Jesus came into my Heart" 
After some remarks by the moderator and singing 
"Shine for Jesus" Rev. P. L. Boone was presented and 
preached from Ex. 3; 10-11 verse. He explained the mean- 
ing of the word Missionary as one that is sent, men and 
women to be Missionaries must be possessed with some in- 
tilligence. his illustration of the same was Moses, all lead- 
ers must have love for his people. Preparation was strong- 
ly urged for leadership Paul was held up too, as one wmo 
was intelligent. A leader must be a man of sympathy for 
those he attempts to lead. Isaiah saying: Here am I send 
me. was given as another illustration of how are hearts must 
he before we can be true Missionaries, he clearly showed 
that no one becomes a real leader until he has had relation- 
ship with God, 1st God, 2nd Vision of the work to be done 
and 3rd Vision of themselves. Stay at the feet of Jesus. 
Surely Rev. Boone gave us a splendid gospel message. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall made his report, (see report). Ad- 
journment, 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

The Praise Service was conducted by Rev. J. T. Johnson 
and 0. B. Alston. The minutes were read, received and 
adopted. Several good talks were made in defence of the 
State Convention. A motion to elect Delegates to go to the 
State Convention carried. The following were elected: J. 
H. Martin. R. A. Cheek. W. D. Gatling, C. C. Johnson, B. 
J. Spell, J. N. Coats, J. T. Johnson. J. S. Brown, W. W. 
Hardy. C. P. Anthony. A. W. Wood. W. M. Williams, R. N. 
Boone, McKinlev Nicholson, J. D. McRae. F. L. Bullock, 
W. H. Johnson, R. W. Underwood, A. T. Thomas and J. C. 



McGhee. A motion that every member enroll as a member 
from the N. R. A., prevailed. 

The following were introduced and spoke, Dr. Dubeset 
who explained the object of the Community Hospital, Dr. 
Dubeset made a very vivid picture of the need of a Hospital 
in Eastern North Carolina for the care of the sick. A mo- 
tion prevailed that the Association give $50.00. A collec- 
tion of $42 35. A motion that a committee of five be ap- 
pointed to visit the Hospital and get the proper intelligence 
that they may give out the proper information, (see com- 
mittee). 

Prof. Reid Vice-President of the Bank at Wilson, N. C, 
was introduced and gave us some instructions on how to do 
business and urged the patronage of our business enterpris- 
ps. A motion prevailed that the money be placed in Negro 
Banks. 

Rev. M. H. McHogney from Norfolk was introduced and 
rmde some helpful remarks. 

Committee on Grievances reported, received, (see report.) 
Committee on Ordination, reported, received, (see report.) 
The following Committees reported and were received, see 
reports; Place. President's Address, Token, Missiors, Ap- 
propriations. Education and Finance. 

Benediction by Rev. Brown. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 



Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. R. N. 
Boone, Willie Cotton, M. H. Hill and R. H. Hinton. 

After some remarks by the Moderator and J. W. Black- 
nail on the financial standing of our Association. 

The report of the Treasurer was received, (see report.) 
Also the Auditor's report, (see report). 

A motion that the Association commend the efforts of the 
Commission and that they send some one of the members 
to Rev. W. S. Crecy for the necessary papers which they 
(the commission) have drawn up. 

A report of the committee on New Bodies was received 
and the right hand of fellowship extended, (see report.) 
The committee on Resolutions reported, after some discus- 
sion the report was received. Next we had the report of 
the Trustee Board, after some discussion the report was re- 
ceived, (see report.) A motion to adjourn prevailed. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Committee on Sunday Schools 
We, your committee on S. S. beg to submit the following: 
Whereas our Sunday Schools seem to be growing weak for the 
need of encouragement, therefore be it resolved, that the Pastors 
and officers take an active part in the work, and that they encourage 
the entire church to take active parts in the Sunday School in order 
to carry it to success. We also recommend that each school get its 
literature from the Colored S. S. Store. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William Johnson, R. M. Boone, Frank Dew, D. G. Galer, 
Smith Gary, Aaron Aderton, J. T. Ivey, F. F. Faison, I. J. 
Juno, iVl. W. Williams, Sr., Wesley Revise, Frank Davis, 
Smith Garner and J. T. Johnson. 

Finance Committee. 
Finance Committees Report. We your Committee on finance beg 
to submit the following report: We have received 91 churches, 2 
Unions. 1 Oik Folks Home and Representation fee of $290 30 

Total by collection $106.03 

Ministers fee ,.$ 60.50 

Making a grand total of . . $456.83 

Piano $ 4500 

Cash finance $ 5.00 

Disbursements $245.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. F. Coats, M. E. Martin. ML C. Peebler, R. W. Stovall. A. 
Northington, B. W. Bryant and Clsaac Freeman Sec. 

Committee on Temperance. 
Rev. Geo. G. Edmonds, Rev. Thomas Sykes. Bros. Wm. Miles, 
Jacob Rooks, H. K. Kornegay, Preston Boyd, J. H. House and J. S. 
Lvons. 

Committee on Education. 
Revs. C. C. Staton. O. M. James, W. D. Gattling, Newsome Bish- 
op and C. E. Burney. 

Committee on New Bodies. 
Revs. S. S. Hilliard, C. E. Chase, D. V. Reid, S. C. Tillery. W. H. 
Johnson, Matt Davis, A. L. Jones, J. A. Whitaker and H. C. Cofield. 

Committee on Appropriation. 
C. P. Anthony, F. L. Bullock, A. C. Tillery, F. W. Davis and R. 
N. Boone. 

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Resolution. 



Whereas, Rev. W. R. Shore is the only old and superanuated and 
having no work, therefore we a^k that this Associalion make hi in a 
donation. A. C. Tillery, 

Committee on Ordination. 
Beg leave to suhmit the following report, we recommend Brother 
Falcon lor Ordination. Bros. Finn, Willie Chase and Daughtry for 
further study. Respectfully submitted, 

Revs! A. C. Tillery, J. S. Brown, P. L. Boon, J. W. Blacknall 
and C. C. Staton. 

Committee on Hours of Meeting. 
We, your committee on Hours of Session beg to report as follows, 
Morning Session 9:30 adjourn at 12:30; Afternoon Session 2 P. iVi , 
adjourn at 4:30 P. M., Evening Session 7:30 P. M., adjourn at pleas- 
ure. 

R es [tec t fully submitted, 
Rev. J. D. McRae, Rev. McKinley Nicholson, Rev. H. H. 
Hall, Bros. B. J. Spells and Andrew Jones. 

Committee on Enrollment. 
We your committee on Enrollment beg to submit the following 
report. Respectfully submitted. 

Bro. R. A. Cheek, Revs. S. Pittman and F. L. Bullock. 

Committee on Resolutions. 
We your committee on Resolutions beg leave to make the follow- 
ing report, Whereas, in view of the fact that our Educational Stand- 
ard is so low on account of lack of finance, therefore be it resolved 
that each church in the bounds ol this the Neuse River Associalion 
set apart two Educational da\s in each Associational year and all 
money raised on that day be sent to the Association and due credit 
be given for the same on Educational fund. Resolve, that whereas 
the good people of this community have so royally entertained us 
during our stay, resolve that this body extend to them a vote of 
thanks for their hospitality. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. T. Johnson, James Williams. A. Drewry, A. L. Jones, W. 
E. Chase, Forest Pittman, R. P. Ivey, C. C. Webb, Wm. 
Bynum, Ruben Clark, Wm. Harden. L. J. Jenkins, Bert 
Johnson, Willie Purnell and J. G. Chavis. 

Committee on Officers. 
We your committee on Officers beg leave to report as follows, 
That all the officers succeed themselves with Rev. McKinley Nichol- 

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son as Secretary is recommended. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. J. S. Brown, W. C. Coats, Rev. McKinley Nicholson, 
Bro. A. Drewery, Rev. Amos Bell and Bro. W H. Johnson. 

Committee on Grievances. 
We your committee on grievances wish to make the following re- 
port, Whereas, we examining the grievous brothers of the West Wel- 
don Chapel of Rosemary, N. C, finding that the matter is of such 
nature as it is, we recommend that the Moderator with two other 
brethren meet with the church and adjust the matter. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Revs. A Bell. J. S. Brown, R. W. Underwood, J. W. Lucas, 
P. A. Ivey, Henry Drake and I. B. Sapp. 

Committee on President's Address. 
We your committee on Presidents Address beg to make the fol- 
lowing report: Having heard its delivery, thereby receiving the spirit 
of its contents and having re-read the document in detail, having 
checked the statement we find only one that we would recommend 
a change in, viz: (I recommend that we repudiate the minutes of the 
pass session ) We recommend that this statement be stricken out. 
The committee has done this since your vote of the first day morn- 
ing session did accept the Minutes with the understanding that the 
Statistical table be printed and sent out to the churches. 

Respectfullv submitted. 
Revs. R. W. Underwood, W. S. Miller, J. S. Brown, J. T. 
Johnson and R. A. (meek. 

Committee on Education. 
We your committee on Education wish to make the following re- 
port: Since Education is such an important factor in the develop- 
ment and progress of any race or people, and since our State and 
nation have made such generous provisions for the intellectual and 
moral training of its citizens, we recommend that this body encour- 
age the efforts made by the State and nation for the training of our 
people: that the people of each community use every opportunity 
that is offered them and do everything possible to secure for them- 
selves and their youth better opportunities: that the Pastors of the 
churches of this body, assisted by their Officers, see that a well or- 
ganized Sunday School be conducted in their respective churches 
for the religious training of our people. We recommend futher that 
the teachers who teach our people religiously be men and women 
who are morally strong, intellectually strong, spiritually strong and 
sound on the doctrinal principles of the Baptist Church. 

Humbly submitted, 
Revs. C. C. Staton, 0. M. James, W. D. Gattling, Newsom 
Bishop. C. E. Burney. C. C. Johnson and W. S. Miller. 

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Committee on Missions. 
In keeping with the great commission, "Go ye into ali the work]/'' 
We truly impress the great need of our Association to put more in- 
terest in this great movement and that we do our Foreign Mission 
through our Great Slate Convention and represent in the Lot Gary 
each year for darkest Russia, benighted Africa, unfortunate Hatii 
await our coming to know about the Lamb of God. We further 
recommend the we encourage our women in their home Mission 
effort ami each Pastor must encourage each local Circle by helping 
to put on (lie Progress of the Master. 

Respectfullv submitted, 
Revs. J. S. Rrown, IN. S. Margrave. R. IN. Underwood. J. W. 
Rlacknall. I. S. Riddick, S. Pittman, W. S. Miller. Henry 
Drake and R H Ricks. 

Committee on New Bodies. 
We your committee on New Bodies beg to report we have exam- 
ined a church known as Thorns Chapel out in Edgecombe County, 
pastored by Rro. Boggie limine and we have found same in gospel 
order. Another one name Mars Hill Chapel located in Lost Rock, 
pastored by Rev Robert Walston and we recommend that they be 
given the right hand of fellowship. We your committee heg. to make 
a parcial report, we have investigated too churches wishing to be- 
come members of this body, name of church, No. 1, Philadelphia, 
No 2, Mission Baptist Church, No. 1 is pastored by Bro. Foster and 
No. 2 by Bro. July, we have examined these churches and found 
them in gospel order, we recommend that they become members of 
this body and their Pastors given the right hand of fellowship. 

Respectfully submitted, 
L S. milard. C. E. Chase. D. J. Reed, A. C. Tillery, W. H. 
Johnson, Matt Davis, A. L. Jones, J. A. Whitaker and H. 
C. Cofield. 

Committee on. Tokens. 
We your committee on Tokens beg to say that since our Secretary 
Rev. M. W. Williams is retiring and in view of the fact that he has 
given us such faithful and untiring service that the Association 
present him $10 in gold and ever pray for his success. 

Respectfullv submitted. 
Rev. R W. Underwood. Amos Bell, N. S. Hargave, M. E. 
Martin and C. C. Staton. 

Committee on Place. 
We your committee on Place beg leave to report, we recommend 
that this Association convene with the 1st Baptist Church, Battle- 
boro, N. C. 1927. Respectfully submitted. 

Revs. C. T. Utley, J. A. Whitaker, J. E. Huff, Bros. Paul E. 

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Shields, David Green, J. T. Smallwood, W. M. Hines, Joe 
Ruffiu, J. E. Clark, J. A. July, Jos. McGee, Ed Davis, Isaac 
Battle and Cairy Whitaker. 

REPORT OF 
C. P. Anthony, Treas. N. R. Inst., from Oct. 1, 1925 to Oct. 1, 1926. 

Oct. 22, 1925, Received from M. E. Martin, Treas. $ 139.50 

May 25, 1925, Received from M. E. Martin, Treas. 25.00 

Nov. 10, 1925, Received on Piano 75.00 

June 30, 1926, Received from C. P. Anthony payment on 

Property Neuse R. Institute 1000 00 

Oct. 1st, 1926, Received from C. P. Anthony four notes 

each S1000 4000 00 

Sept. 29th, 1926, Received on Piano 45.00 

June 30. Paid for copving and looking up deed... $ 10.00 

Writing Deed 10.00 

March 15, Paid Inst, on Bldg. 80.00 . 

June 30. Recording deed of trust 1.50 

March 15, Paid Weldon Furniture Co. 10.00 

March 15, Paid Pierce- Whitehead Hardware Co.. 5.00 

Paid Neal note in Bank 139.50 

Paid on Piano 45.00 

$301.00 $5,284.50 

Bal. due Treas. $16.50 

Bal. due Fur. Co. 48.00 

Bal. due Hardware Co. 12.00 

$76 50 

ANNUAL REPORT 
Of The Corresponding Secretary Of The Neuse River Association. 

We are again face to face in oui Sixtieth Annual Session of the 
Neuse River Association. We have come a long ways in these sixty 
years, the praise belongs to God. 

We are now facing new conditions that demand of us the best that 
is in us to hold what we have, to preserve the glorious record of our 
forefathers and too with the obligations that press upon us for the 
presivation and promotion of our great cause. 

We should begin to realize our dutv to the interest of our denom- 
ination as indicated in our efiorts to consolidate our forces for the 
work that is upon us. 

Since our last Association we have spared no pains in trying to 
set things in order that the denominational work might be spreaded 
on to the top. I have visited many places such as Parmalee, Rob- 
insonville, Rocky Mount, Rich Square and other places looking af- 

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ter the educational woik or the school that has been suggested for 
Eastern North Carolina. We are not measuring up as we should in 
meeting the reasonable amount made upon us 

The work we should do 1st, Home Mission, 2nd Foreign Mission, 
3rd Educational. This should be studied carefully by our ladies. 
Home Mission, we should keep the home fire burning. This body 
should raise five hundred dollars annually for this department. 
Foreign Mission then taken. Some for Education, this is a small 
amount when we think of the number of churches and followers we 
have about 105 churches and 40,000 members and followers. 

delation of the ministry, we are brothers, matters nothow old we 
are or how voung we are. Our young men must be encouraged, 
doors must be opened to them, they are our sons, they need our 
help. Young men should deport themselves so they can be helped. 

The W omens work should be looked after, they need to be en- 
couraged. 

The Union Reformer. I have written to quite a number of breth- 
ren, I have called the Board. I have received from the Auxiliary 
Sisters the sum of $24.00. from the Union of Halifax and Northamp- 
ton $10.00. 

Trip to Bethel, $2, Rocky Mount $2. Parmelee $3, Robersonville 
50c, Rich Square $2, Stationery and Programs $6, Phone Message 
$1.05, (.ailing M. Board 65c, Phone message to Raleigh 65c, Expen- 
ses Commission $9.50. Expenses for N. R. Association $8 35, total 
$17.85. 

CONSTITUTION 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary 
Baptist Association 

Articles 

The object of this Association shall be to promote spreading of 
the gospel of Jesus Christ, both at home and in foreign lands to in- 
sure a more intelligent ministry and bring about a true Christian 
fellowship in the churches of our Association. 

To encourage a religious training for our youth. 

The officers of this Association shall be President, Vice-President, 
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor 
and Statistician, who shall be elected annually and serve until their 
successors are elected and qualified and shall perform the usual du- 
ties of such officers in similar organizations. 

Art. 2. This Association shall be composed of pastors and mes- 
sengers sent from churches belonging to this Association and all or- 
dained ministers and licentiates who are members of these church- 
es; annual and life members. 

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Ordained ministers shall pay $1. 00: Licentiates shall pay 50 cents 
annually: life members shall pay $1.50. 

Ait. 3. Letters received by this Association from different 
churqhes shall express the total number of members in fellowship; 
those baptized; those received by letter: those dismissed by letter; 
those excommunicated; those deceased and the number of Sunday 
School scholars since last Association. 

Art. 4. The messengers chosen to discharge these duties shall 
have no power over God's heritage, nor shall they have ecclesiasti- 
cal power over churches of this association and no church shall in- 
trude on the dignity as to the power of the pastor, while in the faith- 
ful performance of his pastorial duties. And no pastor of a church 
of this Association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of 
the members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the 
church shall have been paid. Any minister or ministers who shall 
be known to interfere with another minister's church, therebv caus- 
ing a disturbance between the members and pastor shall be dealt 
with by the ministerial Board as it thinks proper. And it shall be 
the duty of all pastors and deacons of churches composing this As- 
sociation to defend and maintain the constitution of the same. 

Art. 5. Churches desiring to become members of this Associa- 
tion shall petition bv letter or messengers, and upon examination, if 
found in order it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the right 
hand of fellowship to the messenger and welcome him in the Asso- 
ciation, or any chuich or churches desiring to withdraw from the 
Association must do so by a letter or messenger requesting a letter 
of dismission when this Association has granted the request, and 
such church or churches have united with some regular Missionary 
Baptist Association, and the Association receiving such church or 
churches has notified the Association of the same, then its connec- 
tion with this Association shall cease. 

Art. 6 Everv church in this Association shall be entitled to rep- 
resentation in this Association, and shall send from one to two mes- 
sengers and shall send funds to this Association according to the 
rules laid down in the minutes. No church, however, shall send 
more than two messengers. 

Art. 7. Every motion made and seconded shall be left to the 
discretion of the Association whether it shall be debated or not. 

Art. 8. This Association shall furnish churches with ministers. 
The method of furnishing them shall be left to the /Association. 

Art. 9. We believe it necessary to have an Associational fund to 
pay expense of Association. Therefore each church belonging to 
this Association is required by the Association at its session to pay 
the amount often cents (10c) per capita for each man. 

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Art. 10. The minutes of the previous session shall he read and 
corrected if necessary. The Association shall hare power to inquire 
the reason why churches do not at any time of its setting represent 
themselves in the Association. 

The unfinished work of the Association when the Association is 
not in session and whatever other duties relating to the protection 
of the Association work. 

Art. 11. The President together with the Ministerial Board shall 
have power to call an extra session of the Association at any time 
they feel it necessary 

Art. 12. All women organizations and unions connected with 
churches of this Association shall be considered auxiliaries to this 
body and that one session shall be given over to them during our 
annual session for their report and work. 



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OFFICIAL ROLL 

OF THE 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President, Mrs. J. W. Wood Weldon 

Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon Enfield 

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. E. T. Johnson Tillery 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount 

Treasurer, Mrs. Mariah Demry Weldon 

Auditor, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman Enfield 

EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Mary Reid Mrs. L. V. MeBane 

Mrs. J. W. Wood - . Mrs. C. L. Lyon 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman 

Mrs. J. P. Ransom 

COUNTY WORKERS 

Halifax County -Mrs. Ella Sandlin, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman, Mrs. C. L. 

Lyon. 
Northampton County — Mrs. M. A. Lockhart, Mrs. Nellie Harden, Mrs. 

Esther Crosland. 
Edgecombe County — Mrs. Viola Lancaster, Mrs. Isabella Lyon. 
Nash County — Mrs. J. S. Brown, Mrs. S. A. Stovall. 

SPECIAL FIELD WORKERS 

Mrs. Olivia Alston, Mrs. Mary Clanton. 

UNION OFFICERS 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Vice-President, Mrs. Nellie Harding Jackson 

Secretary, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman Enfield 

Treasurer, Mrs. Hettie Clark Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L V. MeBane Rocky Mount 

SUPERINTENDENT'S OF FIELD WORK, W. I. C. 

Mrs. E. T. Johnson Tillery 

Mrs. Nancy Whitaker , Enfield 

Miss Bettie Williams Jackson 



PROCEEDINGS 

Enfield, N. C, Sept. 17, 1926. 
The Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association assembled in its 
Tenth Annual Session with the Missionary Circle of Saint Paul Bap- 
tist Church, Halifax County. 

FRIDAY NIGHT— 7:30 P. M. 

The hour having arrived for the opening of the Woman's meeting, 
Sisters Fannie Bustin and Isabella Lyon came forward and conduct- 
ed praise service, after which the Vice-President, Mrs. Josephine 
Hansom presented the President, Mrs. J. W. Wood, who made pleas- 
ing remarks and then presented the Mistress of Ceremonies, Mrs. F. 
VV. Hunter, she conducted the following program: Welcome on part 
of the city by Mr. H C. Cofield and Rev. McKinley Nicholson, the 
response by Mrs Josephine Ransom. Welcome on part of the 
Church by Mr. S. Lyon, the response was ably given by Mr. Wade 
Allen. Then the choir rendered a beautiful selection. Welcome on 
part of the Homes by Mrs Bettie Pittman. response by Mrs. Mary 
Reid. Welcome on part of Circles by Mrs F. W. Hunter, Mrs J. S. 
Brown in her own way, briefly and timely gave the response. The 
program was interspersed with excellent music which was rendered 
by the choir. Each one who took part on the program helped to 
make the evening an enjovable occasion. Then the President pres- 
ented Rev. P. L. Boone the pastor, he ascended the pulpit with Revs. 
Nicholson, Bullock and Scott. Rev. Nicholson read for the opening 
19th Division of the Psalms. Rev. Scott offered prayer. A selec- 
tion was then rendered bv the choir. Rev. Boone's text: The Chris- 
tian Motto, subject. "Go Forward" which were selected from the 
14th chapter of Exodus. After a soul stirring sermon Rev Bullock 
offered prayer Then the President arose and spoke of the wonder- 
ful message that Rev. Boone had delivered. Sisters Olivia Alston 
and Mary Reid were asked to lift the collet tion, which they did to 
the amount of $7. 15. Sister Reid offered prayer over the above 
amount. Then Mrs. Alston offered a special prayer for the Cor. 
Secretary, Sister MeBane, who was sick, also out of the State. 

Benediction bv Rev. F. L. Bullock. 

SECOND DAY -Morning Session. 

Devotionals were conducted 30 minutes by Sisters Lucy Malone 
and Millie Lockhart. After this was a round table talk by all the 
Sisters. Song, "Give me that old time Religion." When that glor- 
ious meeting was over the President came forward and announced 
the meeting open and ready for the transaction of business. The 
committee on Hours was appointed, Sisters Lucy Malone, Millie 

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Housen and Viola Lancaster. Then Sister Brown read a telegram 
from VI rs. Burress who regretted verv much that she would be un- 
able to attend the meeting. She also spoke of the great things the 
Lott Gary Convention is doing, she urged the Auxiliary to represent 
next year. Sister Alston spoke of our Secretary Mrs iVleBane and 
offered prayer for her and Mrs. Burrors. Next was the continuation 
of appointing the following committees-Finance. Election of Officers, 
Time and Place and Resolution. 

The committee on Hours of Meeting now reported as follows: 
Open at 9:30 A. M., adjourn at 12 Noon; re-assemble at 2 P. M., ad- 
journ at 5:30 P M.: re-assemble at 7:30 P. M., adjourn at will The 
report was received and adopted. Then Rev. Blacknall spoke of the 
pleasure it gave him to be with the Auxiliary, and the sacrifices he 
makes in order to be with us The Annual dues were then called 
for (see list and amount paid.) Public collection SI 55. 

Benediction by Rev. Blacknall. 

SECOND DAY- Afternoon Session. 

At 2 P VI., the Board had its meeting. Praise service was con- 
ducted by Sister Jones and others. Alter the praise service the 
meeting was turned over to the President, who made a few remarks 
then announced the meeting open. Mesdames C. D. Johnson and 
M. A. Hargrave were presented to the Auxiliary. Sister Hargrave 
gave some helpful ideas. Then the committee on Election of Offi- 
cers made their report, which was received and adopted, (see re- 
port). Following that was the discussion of the topic: "How shall 
we unite our Forces." It was ably discussed bv Sisters Brown, 
Ransom. Reid and Hunter. Then Mrs Brown made a strong appeal 
in behalf of the Baptist State Convention which was to convene in 
Weldon, N. C, Nov. 2, 1926. Next was the report from the Wo- 
man's State Convention by the delegate Sister J. P. Ransom, she 
gave an excellent report which was enjoyed by all. 

Then the President appointed two special Field Workers, Mes- 
dames Alston and Clanton The annual report of the Union of the 
Auxiliary was read by the Secretary, M#s. Bettie B. Pittman, the re- 
port was jpceived and adopted. The committee on Resolution made 
their report fsee report). Collection taken by Mrs. Reid amounted 
to 40c. 

Benediction bv Rev. J. S. Brown. 

ANNUAL DUES 

Those who paid 25 gents each: 

Mesdames Bettie Macklin, E. T. Johnson, C. B. Sessoms, Mamie 
Simpson, Hettie Clark. Mary Reid, Ida Williams, Helen Mabry, Eug- 
enie Pittman, Isabella Lvon, J. S. Brown, Olivia Alston. J. P. Ran- 

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som, Viola Lancaster, Carolina Jones, Queen V. Jones, Rosa Bel- 
lamy, Millie A. Lockhart, Lenora Lyon. J. W. Wood, Millie Housen, 
Lucy Malone, B. B. Pittman, Lula B. Peebles, F. W. Hunter, Lucy 
Kollin, Mammie Smith, Fannie Bustin, Mattie McWilliams, Annie 
Whitaker, Minnie Reynolds, Undean Baker, Francis Bailey, Revs. J. 
D. McCrae and George Edmonds, Miss Mittie Dancy, Revs. J. W, 
Blacknall and J. S. Brown, Mesdames Claria Arlington. Dora Stew- 
art, Jessie Pittman, Li I lie Pittman, Effie B. Hilliard, Gofham Whita- 
ker, Mary E. Sandlin, Mariah Demry, Nancy Whitaker, Mary Clan- 
ton. Mary B. Pullen, Leah VVhitaker, Lucy Ivey, Queen E. Branch, 
Sallie J. Laster. Lucy King. Sadie Phillips, Messrs Wade Allen, S. 
Lyon, Isaac Bailey, B. L. Harrison. Jacob Howington and Rev. J. H. 
Martin. 

W. I. c. 

Mr. Henry Clanton, Misses Olivia Morris and Lucy Burnette. 
Those who paid 50 cents each: 

Bros. James Smith. Turner Taylor, N. Sledge, Mesdames Mollie 
Williams and Millie Lockhart. 
Those who paid $1.00 each: 

Rev. J. D McCrae, Messrs Mack Sloane, Eugene Moore, Lewis 
Silves, B. J. Faulcon, Jacob Howington, Revs. J. W. Blacknall, J. H. 
Martin. R. B. Broady, Prof. Hascox, Mesdames J S. Brown, Olivia 
Alston, C. L Lvon. J P. Ransom, Mary Sandiin, Bettie B. Pittman, 
J. W. Wood and Hettie Clark. 

EDGECOMBE COUNTY REPORT. 

Enfield, N. C, Sept. 18th, 1926. 

Madam President, Officers and Members of the Auxiliary. We 
your Field Workers wish to make our report. We have organized 
one Missionary Circle at St. Paul Baptist Church, Tarboro, N. C, 
one at St. Stephens Baptist Church, Tarboro and one at Leggett's 
Chapel Baptist Church. Total amount collected from above church- 
es, S3. 25. 

Sister Viola Lancaster, 
Sister Isabella Lyon. 

RECOMMENDATION 

Owing to the small number of the Auxiliary, hereafter, we will 
meet only at the same time, and place with the Neuse River Asso- 
eiation. 

Mrs. J. W. Wood. 

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RESOLUTION 

We your committee on Resolution beg leave to report, whereas 
the Citizens of Enfield have so royallv entertained us, making our 
stay so home-like, and whereas, the pastor with the consent of its 
officers has given us access to this beautiful edifice, be it resolved 
t-hat this Auxiliary extend a vote of thanks. 

Humbly submitted, 
Sister F. W. Hunter, Sister Hettie Clark, 
Sister Minnie Reynolds, Sister E. T. Johnson. 

TIME AND PLACE 

Sister President and Members of the Auxiliary, we your commit- 
tee on Time and Place beg to report: We recommend, hereafter that 
the Auxiliary meet at the same place with the Neuse River Associa- 
tion, wherever they convene. 

Sister Millie Lockhart, Sister Rosa Bellamy, 
Sister Ida Williams, Committee. 

SUNDAY— Morning Session 

Sunday School opened at 9:30 A. M. The lesson was taught by 
Prof. R. J. Johnson, subject: "Obedience to Law". The lesson was 
beautifully explained bv Prof. Johnson, Rev. Hilliard and others. 
Collection S3. 00. 

11 A. M.. to 1 1:30, praise service conducted by Sisters Ella Sand- 
lin and Hettie Clark. I'hen the President presented Rev. M. S. Hil- 
liard to preach the annual sermon. Song by the choir. Rev. Hil- 
liard took for his text, subject: "Thinking", Rev. Hilliard preached a 
wonderful sermon. Brother Sid Wiggins offered a fervent prayer. 
Song "Blest be the tie that Binds." After that the President came 
forward and spoke of the gospel message and also read a recommen- 
dation, which was adopted, (see recommendation.) f Collection lift- 
ed by Sisters Mary Clanton and Mary Reid, amount J9.85. The 
choir rendered music. Then the list of Field Workers was read, (see 
list.) The following sisters were then presented, Lucy Ivey, Sallie 
J. Easter. Faison and C. M. Johnson, they were requested to 

say a few words, which were pleasing and encouraging. 

Benediction by Rev. VI. S. Hilliard. 

W. I. C. PROGRAM- 3:30 P. M. 

Music By the Choir 

Invocation . Rev. Hilliard 

Recitation ._. . . _ Adeline Mabry 

Recitation .._. .._ __ Miss Queen Jones 

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Solo Lotus Johnson 

Recitation Miss Annie Tillery 

Recitation Josephine Nicholson 

Music ... By the Choir 

Recital.-.. Mrs. Mary Clanton 

Recitation Lotus Johnson 

Oration Miss Julia Cofield 

Duet Misses Burnette and Applewhite 

Recitation Mary E. Applewhite 

Recitation ... Hazel King 

Recitation Maud Lee Hill 

Recitation Mary Crew 

Dupt _. Mesdames Lvon and Lancaster 

Collection $10.00. 

SUNDAY NIGHT-7 P. M. 

Praisp service was conducted by Sisters Fannie W. Hun- 
ter and Josephine Ransom. The President in well chosen 
words presented Rev. J. H. Martin, the Moderator of the 
Neusp River Association, to preach the closing sermon of 
the Auxiliary. Song. ' 'There is a Fountain filled with blood" 
Rpv. Hilliard read the 50th Psalms. Deacon Johnson offer- 
pd a fervent prayer. Song. "I'm Praying for You" by the 
choir. Rev. Martin took for his text. "Out of Zion the Per- 
fpction of Beauty", subject: "God hath Shined." Rev. 
Martin was at his best and preached with power and spiri- 
tual eloquence. Dpacon Sandlin offered prayer. The Pres- 
ident complemented on the excpllent sermon and said that 
she was more determined to go forward and do more in the 
future than she had done in the past. Collection $17.27. 

Aftor a few remarks by the President, Mrs. Reid was 
asked to remain at the table and count the collection for 
Sister MeBane amount taken $4.00, Sister Olivia Alston of- 
f ere d pr-ayer over the above amount. The Financial Re- 
port was read as follows: 

No of Circles Fifteen , $18.25 

No. of Annual Members Fifty-three 13.25 

Friday Night. Public Collection 7.15 

Saturday Morning 1.55 

Saturday Evening _ .40 

Sunday School 3.00 

Sunday Morning 9.85 

Sunday Evening. W. I. C. 10.00 

Received from the Union 8.00 

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Sunday Night, Public Collection 17.27 

Sunday Night. Collection for Mrs. MeBane 4.00 

Grand Total $92.72 

Respectfully submitted. 
Sister Bettie B. Pittman, Sister Olivia Alston, 
Sister Mary A. Reid. Committee. 

The Auxiliary then joined in singing, "God be with you 
till we meet again". 

Benediction by Rev. Martin. 

SEPTEMBER 30th, 3 P. M. 

The Auxiliary met jointly with the Neuse River Associa- 
tion. Praise service conducted bv Sisters Ransom, John- 
son. Demry and Thomas. The Vice-President then announ- 
ced the meeting open. Sister Hargrave sang. "'Father I 
come to Thee." she also made a short talk. The hour hav- 
ing arrived for the discussion of the topic: ' Our Future 
Plans". Sister Brown began by discussing the futuie plans 
of our children, she made a wonderful talk about the "Busy 
Bee Band", "W. I. O. Circle". "Missionary Circles" ard 
''Sunshine Bands", her object was dealing mainly with the 
proper training of the younger people. Rev. Hsrgtave sang 
"God lpads His little Children". Mrs. Alston beautifully 
outlined the future plans of the women. Then Rev. J. W. 
Blacknall presented Mrs. Wood, President of the Neuse 
River Auxiliary, she made a brief talk and then appointed 
Rev. Miles and Rev. Bullock to lift the collection which they 
did to the amount of $11.20. 

Benpdiction by Rev. J. D. McCrae. -*3.00 was raised for 
Annual dues and dollar money. 

SEPTEMBER 30th, 7 P. M. 

The Association and the Auxiliary re-assembled jointly 
after a spiritual praise service conducted by Sisters Ran- 
som and Jones Then Sister Alston outlined the future 
plans of the Auxiliary, that is to say. one of our main ob- 
jects is to donate to some worthy boy or girl who is inspir- 
ing for Missionary training to the amount of $25.00 per 
year; also to send to Africa ^25. 00 for some worthy child. 
Then the President of the Union. Mrs. J. P. Ransom was 
presented and in a brief way explained to the Associaticn 
the good that the Union is doing. Then Mrs. Rrown spoke 
along the lines of our future p'sns The Recording Secre- 
tary of the Union, Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman, made her anr ual 

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report, (see report). After this the President spoke of 
Rev. Blacknall and the service that he had rendered since 
the Organization of the Auxiliary, she said she felt as if we 
were due him some flowers. Motion by Mrs. Alston that 
the Auxiliary give Rev. Blacknall a flower for each year, 
seconded by Mrs. Reid, naming the amount of $10.00. 

Rev. Martin followed, he gave greetings by saying that 
the 2nd day of the Neuse River Association, hereafter will 
be known as Woman's Day. After that the choir from the 
Bricks Junior College rendered several beautiful selections. 

Mrs. Wood then presented Rev. I. B. Sapp to preach the 
closing sermon, he selected an appropriate text: "Accept 
you Rights", 5th chapter of Matthew he ably discussed the 
text and urged all to stop fighting, he seemed to have been 
taken out of himself by an overshadowing of the Holy 
Ghost. Our hearts burned within us as he delivered the 
words of eternal life. Then the Moderator in well chosen 
words thanked the choir for the service rendered and ask- 
ed them to return again. He also spoke of the excellent 
sermon expounded by Rev. Sapp. Rev. McCrae and Rev. 
Blacknall lifted the collection amounting to $31.55. 

Then the Recording Secretary of the Auxiliary made her 
annual report as follows: Brother Moderator, Madam Pres- 
ident and Members of the Auxiliary of the Neuse River 
Association, I beg leave to submit my report for the vear 
1926. 

Representation fee from Churches and Circles $18.50 

Received from Union 8.00 

Received from Collections 95.71 

Received from Annual Dues 16.50 

From Churches and Circles __ __ 18.50 

Grand Total $138.71 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. C. L. Lyon. 

The Report was received and adopted. 
The Association adjourned with the Benediction by the 
Moderator, Rev. J. H. Martin. 

MRS. J. W. WOOD, President. 
MRS. C. L, LYON, Secretary. 



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STATISTICAL TAB 



CHURCHES 



COUNTY 



First Baptist Church 
First Baptist Church 
Bethlehem Church 
First Baptist Church 
Vaug-hans Chapel 

Shiloh Baptist Church 
Ebeneezer B. Church 

Little Hope B. Church 

St Shiloh Bap. Church 

St Mark Church 

Mt Calvery B. Church 

Shady Grove B. Church 

White Hill B. Church 

St Paul Bap. Church 

St Paul Church 

Anderson Chapel 

Mt Zion Bap. Church 

Gaston Bap. Church 

City Creek B Church 

Salem Chapel 

Smith Chapel 

Chestnut Grove 

Harts Chapel 

Mt Zion 

Bethlehem 

Calvery Baptist 

Zion Hill 

Parkers Chapel 

Galilee Baptist Church 

Olive Chapel 

New Hope 

First Baptist 

Union Grove 

Sandy Pork- 
Cool Spring- 
Lebanon Baptist 

Mission Bap. Church 

Cherry Chapel 

St John 

Eastern Star 

Pleasant 

Till-ry 

Quankey Chapel 

Battleboro 

New Hope 

Valentine 

Mt Olive Branch 

Brighteon Grove 

Mt Hope 

Boone Chapel 

Morning Star 

Washington Branch 

Pine Grove 

St James B. Church 

Mt Hermond 

Marhs Chapel 

First Baptist Church 

Leggett Chapel 

St Stephen B Church 

Philadelphia B. Church 
North End B. Church 

Little Zion 
Pleasant Hill Church 
Morning Star 
Smith Chapel 
Bed Hill 
r>aniel Chapel 
Bethlehem 
Simon Grove 
Sandy Pork 
IP 1 ! Chapel 
First Baptist 
Oak Grove 
Lovely Hill 
Tar River 
Carter Chapel 
West Weldon 
Mary Hill Chapel 
St Chapel 
Hickory View 
St John 
Allen Grove 
Jordan Hill 
Thomas Chapel 
Roanoke Chapel 
Roanoke -'alern 
Sheppard Grove 
First Baptist Church 

Little Zion 

Baotist Union 

Mt Curmel 

White Oak 

Shiloh Baptist Churrl 

New Bethel 

Jerusalem 



PASTOR 



Wayne 

Halifax 

Northampton 

Wilson 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Nash 

Nash 

Nash 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Nash 

Pitt 

Nash 

Northampton 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Northampton 

Edgecombe 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Northampton 



Nash 

Edgecombe 
Halifax 
Wayne 
Nash 

Northampton 
Halifax 
Edgecombe 
Wilson 
Edgecombe 
Edgecombe 
Halifax 
Halifax 
Halifax 
'Idg-ecombe 
\'ash 

Brunswick, Va 
Eduecombe 
Halilax 
Northampton 
Northampton 
Edgecombe 
Edgecombe 
Northampton 
Edgecombe 
Edgecombe 
Edgecombe 
Wayne 
Edgecombe 
Edgecombe 
Nash 

Edgecombe 
Halifax 
Halifax 
Edgecombe 
Halifax 
Edgpcombe 
Halifax 
Nash 
ialifax 
Wilson 

Northampton 
Halifax 
Northampton 
Halifax 



R W Undewood 
C C Staton 
P E Davis 
N H Arrington 
Isaac Arrington 
W M Wiggins 
F V Foster 
F V Foster 
I S Riddick 
C T UtleyJ 
Richard Cooper 
J E Cherry 
A CTillery 
P L Boone 
Ed Taylor 
O M James 
J S Brown 
W D Gatling 
R C Clark 
R C Clat k 
H H Hall 
W L Brown 
Berry Powt 11 
F L Bullock 
P C Clark 
C E Burney 
E O Taylor 
J E Cherry 



POST OFFICE 



CLERK 



R! 



V A Hunter 
A C Tillery 
P A Ivey 
P E Duken 
George Stokes 
F L Bullock 
J R Stanburg 
J A July 
P Dickens 
B J Tyron 
C T Everett 



Goldsboro 

Weldon 

Warrenton 

Elm City 

Elm City 

Spring Hill ' 

Rocky Mount 

Rocky Mount 

Parmele 

Whi takers 

Windsor 
Garysburg 

Halifax 
Suffolk, Va. 

Nashville 
Oak City 
Rocky Mount 
Seaboard 

Enfield 

Scotland Neck 
Scotland Neck 
Tillery 

Kocky Mount 
Margarei tsville 
! Whitakers 
Wilson 

Scotland Neck 
Garysburg 
Tillery 
Tarboro 
Halifax 
Thelma 
Rucky Mount 
Middlesex 
Enfield 
Halifax 
Rocky Mount 
Rocky Mount 
Tarboro 
Raeford 



W M Wiggins 
W T Edmonds 
J D McCrae 
Amos Bell 
J E Huff 
Henry Drake 
B M Moore 



Halifax 
alifax 
Edgecombe 
Halifax 
Edgecombe 
Nash 
Halifax 
Warren 
Edgecombe 
Northampton 
rihampton 
Halilax 



Kdtrf combe 

Halifax 

EHtrecombe 

Ialifax 
Edvecombe 

Ialifax 
FoVpcombo 



B B Walston 

B B Walston 

McKinly Nicholson 

J H Martin 

Jasper Williams 

* T Edmonds 

D J Avery 

T V Foster 

T V Foster 

F F Foster 

J W Lucas 

A C TiHery 

D L Tillery 

W H Walker 

V G Moze 

W James 
II H Hill 

Willie Patten 
J E Chen v 
P A Ivey 
W T Edmonds 

Ministers and De; 
E A Taylor 

' W Ivev 

3 B Walston 
P Ivey 
P E Dickens 

1 H Martin 
Thomas Sykes 
BenmV Bullock 
B E Thorne 

Pittman 
J W Blacknall 
C P Ivev 
I D McCrae 
■I S r rown 
President 
D L Lawrence 

l Ivey 

E J Jenkins 

G G Edmonds 

! FTarersjve 



Spring Hill 

Weldon 

Enfield 

Weldon 

Henrico 

Rocky Mount 

Enfield 



Rocky Mount 
Rocky Mount 
Enfield 
Rocky Mount 
Kocky Mount 
Weldon 

Durham, R 3, B 
Rocky Mount 
Rocky Mount 
Mashville 
Kocky Mount 
Halifax 
Kich Square 
Varsaw 

Merritt 
)ak Ci y 
Jastalia 

Rocky Mount 
lackson 
I'helma 
Weldon 



cons Union 
■Scotland Neck 
<osernary 
Roclty Mount 
rhelma 
<ocky Mr.unt 
-tocky Mount 
Halifax 
Macon 
^harpsburg, K 1 

ky Mou.nt 
Garysburg ' 

emary 
Enfield 
Rocky Mount 
3 W Ivey 
tocky Mount 
Thelma 
Sharpsburgr 
ialifax 



J A Sampson 
J H Boyd 
W C Coates 
G"eorge Cooper 
William Hines 
H H Arrington 
Fannie Piper 
W H Wddy 
Fannie Herman 
H H Cutchine 
Willie Smith 
Rebecca Tillery 
Aaron Anderton 
Undean Baker 
T L Harris 
Lucy Redman 
Thomas Howard 
S L Vincent 
J O Whitaker 
Mattie Kerney 
J W Byon 
J H House 
Mary T Bullock 
R P Ivey 
P P Kea 
C W Barnes 
GS Alston 
J H Johnson 
D P Marie, R 1, Box 4 
Mary Wright 
Wesley Kevis 
C C Johnson 
Daniel Richards 
Mat Hester 
J A Jlwens 
R C Nathan 
Mary Poik 
Mary Lawrence 
Clover Lyon 
S H Lawrence 
W M Scott 
Paul R Jones 
T E Howell 
Spence.' Odom 
H B Ricks 
Lovie Brown 
Sallie L W right 
Eugenia Hunter 
J H Battle 
Winnie Davis 
Hattie Jenkins 
Esther Perkins 
M C Peebles 
M G Marshall 
Nathan Jones 
I) D Zollicoffer 
G M Crocker 
C L A vent 
Norman Lane 
T A Austin 
A L Speight 
I R Merritt 
Mary Plan son 
Austin Pittman 
William Smith 
W E Quinichett 
S E Solo. nan 
■\ V Lucus 
Isaac Spruill 
B W Lucus 
tlai ward Demery 
J W Wilkins 
E G Sykf s 
Mary Dawson 
President 
H Powers 

Minnie B Smalhvood 
Nettie White 
John T Foy 
Margaret Lines 
W L Lyon 
Albert. Ousley 
Mary George 
Hattie Donch 
M H Amos 

N Rice 
Will am Pair 
Jacob Howiugtc n 
P Dickens 
Vice-President 
Estcila Jovner 
F W Wilkins 
J F Smith 
Carrv Towo 
B 



POST OFFICE 



Goldsboro 
Weldon 
Seaboard 
Elm City 
Elm City, R3 
Scotland Neck 
Rocky Mount 
Rocky Mount 
Whitakers 
Whitakers 
Enfield 
Tillery 
Weldon 
Enfield 
Rocky Mount 
Maciesfield 
Rocky Mount 
Henrico 
Enfield 
Tarboro 
Enfield 
Tillery 
Rocky Mount 
Margarettsville 
Whitakers 
Wilson 
Littleton 
Jackson 
Tillery 
Sharpsburg 
Battleboro 
Halifax 
Fremont 
Wilson 
Vultare 
Halifax 
Kocky Mount 
Elm City, R 1 
Tarboro 
Tarboro 
Fnfield 
Tillery 
Rosemary 
Battleboro 
Whitakers 
Valent ine 
lm City 
Enfield 
JacksoH 
Jackson 
Pinetop 
Rocky Mount 
Jackson 
Rocky Mount 
Kocky Mount 
Rocky Mount 
Fremont 
Whitakers, R 1 
Ta- boro 
Nashville 
Rocky Mount 
Halifax 

Scotland Neck 
Whitakers 
Halifax, R 2, B 91 
Whitakers 
Enfield 
Rocky Mount 
Basemore 
Wilson, R 1 
Halifax 
Kosemary 
'iarysburg 
T lleiy 
P V Bullock 
Kcsema- y 
Rosema> y 
Kocky Mount 
Knfield, R 2, B 19 
Rocky Mount 
Kocky Mount 
Halifax 
Macon 

Rocky Mount 
Garysburjif 
Garvsbui g 
Weldon 
Enfield 
^ hitakers 
J Smith Jones 
ky Mount 



DELEGATE: 



Sharpsljurt 
Knfield 



Isaac t reeman 

A Drewrv 

W C and J N Coates 

J D Dean, J B Shewfer 

Frank Dew 

Paul E Shields 

J E Clark 

A L Jones 

Isaac Battle 

Wm L Speight 

Elsy Whitaker, Manous 

Ed Davis 

Aaron Anderton 

Andrew Jane, Stokes W 

J H Harrison 

.leffrie Harris 

Richard Stovall 

W H Edmond 

Peyton Moore, Jr. 

Major H in ton 

H H Hall 

J H House 

P B Bullock 

K P Ivey 

Forest Pittman 

C E Burney 

J H Williams 

Nelson James, Samuel G 

Julious Peterson 

George Pender 

Wesley Revis 

A Northington, C C Johr 

H K Kornegay 

H H Demery, Ida Powell 

J A Rooks 

Samuel Manly, W M Dan 

J A July 

E D Virgis 

By Letter 

A N Wood 

W N Hardy 

B J Spell, W N Hines 

D Parker, J T Ivey 

H Whitaker, Waller Jone 

k A Rich, W M Hines 

J E Huff 

Henry Drake 

John Edmonds 

P L Jeff ley 

Robert Martin 

B B Walston 

B B Walston 

VI C Peebles 

T W Davis 

J E Williams 

A L Jones 

A L Richard 

T V Foster 

T V Fos er 

FT Foster 

J W Lucas 

Joseph McGee 

Elias Demery 

Duell Taylor, Austin Pitti 

E J Jenkins 

D Reid, W E Quinichett 

B M James, R B Copeland 

Vlark Kelly, George Hill 

Charlie Faison 

Kenley House, B W Lucu 

vla.ior Durham 

r J Sallwood 

W T Edmonds 

Jacob Fennell 

Sec. P V Bullock 

M E Martin, E D Ivey 

J J Small wood 

K B Walston 

Matt Davis 

Margaret Hines 

D J Taylor, B W Bryant 

Thomas Sykes 

Preston Boyd 

Kosie Thorne 

David Gr-en, W M Bvnum 

R M Roone, J H Blacknall 

C P Ivey 

Jacob Howing'tom 

P Dickens 

W H Wiley 

D L Lawrence 

W H Hust 

J H Smith 

/ J Juno 

K,ou ' 



MINUTES 

—OF THE— 
SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

-OF THE- 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE- 

First Baptist Church 

Battleboro, N. C. 
September 27th, 28th and 29th, 1927. 




The Next Session to be held with the Roanoke Salem Baptist 

Church, Garysburg, N. C, be t - inning Tuesday after the 

fourth Sunday in September, 1928. 



MINUTES 

-OF THE— 
SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

-OF THE- 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE- 

First Baptist Church 

Battleboro, N. C. 
September 27th, 28th and 29th, 1927. 




The Next Session to be held with the Roanoke Salem Baptist 

Church, Garysburg, N. C, beginning Tuesday after the 

fourth Sunday in September, 1928. 



/ 









OFFICERS 



President .Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Vice-President Rev. G. G. Edmond, Halifax, N. C. 

Recording Secretary Rev. McKinley Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, N. C. 

Treasurer Brother M. E. Martin, Thelma, N. C. 

Auditor Rev. F. L. Bullock, Enfield, N. C. 

Statistician Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Rev. J. S. Brown, (Chairman) Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. J, 1). McCrae Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. McKinley Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. A. C. Tillery Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. G. G. Edmond Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave Parmele, N. C. 



TRUSTEE BOARD 



Bro. C. C. Johnson Bro. I. J. Juno 

Bro. F. W. Davis Bro. R. N. Boone 

Bro. M. E. Martin Rev. Lewis McNair 

Bro. C. P. Anthony (Chairman) Bro. W. M. Bynum 

Bro. R. A. Cheek Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 



Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, N. C. 

J. S. Brown Rocky Mount, N. C. 

J. W. Blacknall Garysburg, N. C. 

W. S. Miller Weldon, N. C. 

G. G. Edmond Halifax, N. C. 

A. T. Thomas Weldon, N. C. 

W. P. Purnell Halifax, N. C. 

C. C. Staton Weldon, N. C. 

A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

R. W. Underwood Goldsboro, N. C. 

P. A. Ivey Thelma, N. C. 

J. D. McCrae Enfield, N. C. 

J. W. Lucus Rocky Mount, N. C. 

W. T. Edmond Weldon, N. C. 

P. E. Dickens Rocky Mount, N. C. 

McKinley Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

P. C. Davis Warrenton, N. C. 

T. V. Foster Rocky Mount, N. C. 

S. Pittman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

W. M. Wiggins Spring Hill, N. C. 

I. S. Riddick Parmele, N. C. 

R. N. Boone Seaboard, N. C. 

F. L. Bullock Enfield, N. C. 

A. C. Tillery Halifax, N. C. 



EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL ROLL 



R< 


?v. W. M. Wiggins $ 

" I. S. Riddick 

' N. S. Hargrave . _ 
' J. W. Blacknall 


5.00 D< 
5.00 
5.00 
5.00 




' J. S. Brown 

' P. C. Davis 


5.00 
5.00 




' J. D. McCrae 

' D. I. Barham . 


5.00 
2.50 




' J. W. Doles 

' W. S. Miller 

' J. H. Graham. 


2.50 
2.00 
2.50 R 




' George Stokes. 

' H. H. Hart 


1.00 
10.00 




' J. H. Moore 

' S. Pittman. . 
' Fred Bottoms 


1.00 
2.50 
1.00 


Is 


' P. E. Dickens 

' George Edmonds. 
t Baptist, Weldon 


1.00 

2.00 

24.00 


Rev. R. N. Boone .___ :_ 

•' U. G. Moye 

" Berry Powell. 


5.00 
5.00 
1.00 


Jerusalem Church, Whitakers 
Rev. Deloatch Tillery. 

" Garfield McWilliams__ 


23.35 
1.00 D 
2.50 




' 0. J. Scott 


2.50 




' James Smith 

' M. H. Hill 


2.00 
1.00 




' Isaac Arrington. . 

' R. B. Buddy 

' S. L. Evans 


1.00 
1.00 
1.00 




' Samuel Pedway 

' Dred Wimbly .. 

' J. H. Good 


1.00 

.50 

2.50 


" Thomas Martin . 
Roanoke Salem Church 
Rev. T. B. Bellamy 


2.00 

18.00 

1.00 




' Andrew Bellamy. 
' Cal Benjaman . 


.50 
.50 


' Wm. Lyon. 


1.00 


" I. D. Scott. ... 
Dea. A. Drewry . . 


5.00 
2.00 


" I. H. Blacknall 

" Geo. W. Harding. 

" J. M. Harday . 


2.00 
2.00 
2.00 




' Wm. Miles 


1.00 


' C. W. Williams 


1.00 




' L. P. Collins 

' Noah Hill 


2.00 
.50 


' E. D. Joyner. 


2.00 




' Rufus Battle. 
' Henry Grant 


.50 
2.00 R( 



Dea. C. C. Johnson 

F. W. Davis 

J. R. Hagin 

Frank Shelley 

Jacob Howington. 
M. G. Marshell.... 



Plummer Davis.. 

George Burk 

W. Mitchell 

James Hardy 

A. C. Tillery.... 
T. V. Foster.... 

W. A. Green 

J. N. Stanberry. 

T. S. Sykes 

J. C. Scott 

J. H. Martin 

H. H. Hall 

L. M. McNair... 



J. R. Green 

C. C. Staton 

McKinley Nicholson. 

K. E. Branch 

Robert Powell 

David Jones 

Octavus Battle 

J. P. Buffaloe 

J. H. Branch 

E. D. Virgil 

D. L. Brown 

Wm 



Jenkins Branch. 
W. W. Hines... 

J. E. Jordan 

M. E. Martin... 
Dewall Tavlor... 

W. R. Lee 

Robert Long 

R. B. Hawkins.. 
Isaac Freeman.. 
J. B. Peeble.... 
W. E. Bullock.. 

Henry Sweat 

Wm. Bynum 

W. R. Lee 

William Sykes. .. 
O. D. Archie.... 

Wm. Hines 

D. Reid 

Daniel 



Willie Hines. 
Rev. J. R. Battle. 



2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.C0 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5.00 
2.00 
2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
5. CO 
5.00 
2.00 
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PROCEEDINGS 



Battleboro, N. C, Sept. 27th, 1927. 

The Sixty-First Annual Session of the Neuse River Baptist Asso- 
ciation met with the First Baptist Church of Battleboro, JN. C. 

10:30 A. M., Hymn No. 423 was lined by Rev. A. T. Thomas. 
Scripture lesson, Romans 13th chapter. Prayer was offered by Rev. 
A. C. Tillery. '"Go preach my gospel sayeth the Lord" was spiritu- 
tually sung by Rev. A. T. Thomas. The Moderator in the chair, and 
after some very timely remarks announced the house open for busi- 
ness. A motion prevailed that the Program according to changes 
made by the Board be received and adopted. The Committee on 
hours of meeting and enrollment were appointed. Motion prevailed 
that Committee on hours of meeting and adjournment be received 
and adopted. The Rev. N. S. Hargrave, Principal of Higgs Roanoke 
Seminary made an earnest appeal for the Educational work and the 
uplift of our boys and girls through the Baptist Church. We had 
some very timely remarks by Rev. R. W. Underwood, concerning 
the Pastors and Deacons duties. Mrs. T. T. Williams was introduc- 
ed and asked for a donation to help rebuild their Church, the Asso- 
ciation responded to the amount of $5.76. 

Revs. J. C. Scott, K. E. Grant, C. SpruiU, J. R. Green, J. W. Wat- 
son, Mesdames L. Beth and L. B. Milliard were introduced to the 
Association and each of them made some very timely remarks, Rev. 
J. R. Green was commended to the Association by his honored Pas- 
tor Kev C. C. Staton. Adjournment was in order. Benediction by 
the Moderator. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

After a very well conducted and spiritual praise service by Revs. 
W. M. Turner. C. W. Ivey and K. E. Grant. The President, after a 
few remarks announced the meeting open for business. The Com- 
mittees on Finance, Missions and New Bodies were appointed. 

Minutes were read, received and adopted. Moderator introduced 
Rev. W. S. Miller to preach the Annual Sermon, Rev. Miller was ac- 
companied to the rostrum by Revs. L IN. McNair and C. C. Staton, 
Rev. McNair led in singing and Rev. Staton lifted us to the throne 
of grace in a very fervent prayer. "I shall not be moved" was sung 
by Rev. Staton, Rev. Miller took for his text John 3:7, "Marvel not 
I say unto thee, ve must be born again", Rev. Miller emphasized the 
new birth before entering the church, put much stress on sincere 



repentance and concluded by singing " On Calvery". Rev. VV. M. 
Wiggins was callel upon to say a word in regards to our School 
work, with many other encouraging remarks he asked for a hearty 
support of the General Educational Association which will convene 
at Parmele in November. 

Dr. C. S. Brown, President of the Lott Carey Convention was in- 
troduced and made an earnest appeal for Foreign Missions, he spoke 
of his love for the Brotherhood. A collection was lifted for Mis- 
sions, amount $16 30. Benediction by Rev. J. S. Brown. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. P. A. Ivey and T. V. Fos- 
ter. The Moderator arose and announced the meeting open for 
business. A motion prevailed that Minutes of the last meeting be 
received and adopted. The Moderator introduced Bro. W. M. Clary 
who had charge of the local Program, we were favored with a Solo 
by Mr. James Hines, subject, "The old rugged Cross." Welcome 
on behalf of the Church by the Pastor (Rev. J. D. McCrae) was very 
good and much enjoyed by all. The Choir rendered music. Mr. 
Noah Hill welcomed us on behalf of the Sunday School, he said we 
welcome you on behalf of the Sunday School because it is an Insti- 
tution that teach men and women, boys and girls the way to Cod. 
fie also welcomed us to his cold drink stand and asked that we 
bring along a little donation. We were favored with a solo by Mrs 
Pearl Arrington. All seemed to enjoy the splendid recitation deliv- 
ed by Miss Annie B. Clary. Solo by Mr. Julian Lyon.it was a mas- 
ter piece. Solo by Miss Mabel Sauage, subject, '"Hold thou my 
hand" was much enjoyed, Miss Sauage seemed at her best. Res- 
ponse was ably delivered by Rev. Dr. I. S. Riddick. 

The following Committees were appointed, Sunday School, Edu- 
cation, Revision of Constitution, Place, Officers and Temperance. 
The Moderator introduced Rev. C. C. Staton to preach the Annual 
Sermon, Rev. N. S. Hargrave sang, "A charge to keep I have." Pray- 
er by Rev. F. Boddie. After some timelv remarks Rev. Staton took 
for his text John 14:9, "Have I been so long a ttme with thee, yet 
thou hath not known me Philip." His outline was as follows: He 
said Jesus came to bring man back to God. 

1. Why Philip should have known God. (A) Jesus came as a 
revelator of God. (B) As a true representative of God Philip must 
know Him. Every man who would lead the world to God must 
know God himself. ( C) Why Philip did not know God? His ears 
had not been atuned to Jesus. Philip's mind was warped and closed 
against God. I can only see God clearly through my brother. He 
said real joy comes through service. How our hearts did burn while 
he talked with us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Rev. J. D. 



McCrae led singing, "I know I am a child of His." A motion pre- 
vailed that we hear Dr. J. H. Moore on Tithing, 12:00 M., tomorrow. 

Educational Kaliy was led hy Revs. R. W. Underwood and N. S. 
Hargrave to the amount of $145.25. 

Adjournment was in order. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. C P. Ivey and J. T. John- 
son. Rev. Ivey sung "Must Jesus bear the Cross alone", etc. Rev. 
Johnson read for scripture lesson Heb. 3rd chapter and offered a 
fervent pra\er. Second hymn No. 293. Vice-President in the cbair 
announced the house open for business. Minutes were read, receiv- 
ed and adopted. Rev. I. S. Riddick asked leave from the Associa- 
tion, and pledged his continual support. The Vice-President intro- 
duced the President, Rev. J. H. Martin who delivered his Annual 
Address which v\as very good. The President made some very 
strong recomendations. Rev. J. D. McCrae sang, "Draw me nearer 
blessed Lord". A motion prevailed that the Presidents Annual Ad- 
dress be placed in hands of a Committee After some discussion a 
motion prevailed that Report of Corresponding Secretary be made 
at the Ministerial Hoard. A motion prevailed that Treasurers Re- 
port be received and adopted, (see report.) A motion prevailed 
that Report of Field Secretary be received and adopted and a vote 
of thanks be extended to Secretary, (see report.) A motion pre- 
vailed that Report of the Budget Committee of the extra session of 
the Association he brought before the House for discussion, after 
discussing the report fully it was adopted. "Gentle trusting every 
day" was spiritually sung led by Bro. C. C. Johnson. 1 he Modera- 
tor introduced Dr. J. H. Moore who gave a splendid address on 
Tithing, text: "Give an account of thy Stewardship", Luke 16:2, 
among the many good things he said, he condemed the modern way 
of raising money in Gods Church, such as Popularity Contests, Mock 
Weddings and begging sinners for the support of Gods house, Dr. 
Moore urged Gods folks to become responsible for His house, he 
also urged better pay for Pastors of our Churches. At his closing 
Rev. N. S. Hargrave sang. "1 am going through." A motion pre- 
vailed that the Moderator be excussed for two hours to attend a 
funeral in Rocky Mount, N. C. Collection lifted bv Rev. A. Bell. 
Total amount including the continued Rally £104 55. 

Adjournment was in order. 

Public Collection S9.65. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 
A very spiritual praise service was conducted by Revs. I. D. Scott 
and J. A. Whitaker. The Vice-Moderator arose and announced the 
house open for business. A motion prevailed that Report on Officers 



be received, after some discussion concerning the report, a motion 
prevailed that said report be tabled. A motion prevailed that Audi- 
tors report be received and adopted, (see report^. 

I he Trustee Board's report was read, received and adopted, (see 
report) . 

Adjournment was in order. 

SECOND DAY-Evening Session. 

Revs. S. Piltman and C. P. Ivey conducted praise service. The 
President arose and stated that we had no Officers and offered his 
resignation, a motion to accept his resignation was ruled out after 
some discussion, and a motion prevailed that we hear from the Pres- 
ident of our State Convention, Rev. J. S. Brown was fittingly intro- 
duced by Rev. C. C. Staton, Rev. Brown arose and after some brief 
remarks made reference to the Sunday School State Convention, 
Womans State Convention and the State Educational Convention of 
which he is President, he urged us to attend each of these Conven- 
tions and closed his remarks with an appeal to the Ministers to at- 
tend the Convention at Favetteville, N. C, Nov. 2-4. 

The Moderator asked Rev. J. W. Blacknall to introduce Mrs. J. 
W. Wood, President of the Womans Auxiliary who took charge of 
the Program for the evening. 

General Collection . .... $ 2 69 

Womans Rally 177.15 

Total .1179.84 

A motion prevailed that $25.00 be given for State work. 
Benediction by the Moderator. 

THIRD DAY -Morning Session. 

A spiritual praise service was conducted by Revs. R. B. Broadie, 
H. H. Hall and D I. Barham. The Moderator arose and announced 
the meeting open for business. A motion prevailed that Minutes 
of last evening session be received and adopted. A motion prevail- 
ed that Minutes of last afternoon session be adopted. After some 
discussion the report on Revision of Constitution was received and 
adopted, (see report.) A motion prevailed that report on New Bod- 
ies be received and adopted. The Moderator extended the right 
hand of fellowship to the Pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. A 
motion prevailed to adopt Temperance Committees report. Rev. C. 
C. Staton sans "Rless be the tie that hinds", etc. President an- 
nounced the election of Officers and asked Rev. K. E. Grant to lead 
the Association in praver. Bro. F. Davis sung "Take the name of 
Jesus with you". A motion prevailed that Dr. J. S. Brown would 
preside through the election. A motion prevailed to elect bv nom- 

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ination. A motion prevailed (hat nomination be closed with Revs. 
J. H. Martin and J. W. Blacknail as candidates, Rev. J. H. Martin 
getting the highest number of votes was unanimously elected as 
President of the Neuse River Association for 1927-1928. Motion 
that rule be suspended and remainder of Officers succeed themselves. 
A motion prevailed that a Committee be appointed to name the 
Ministerial Board. A motion prevailed to adopt report of Com- 
mittee on Place, (see report ) Collection $11. 2f . 
Adjourned for noon. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. R. N. Boone and A. W. 
Harrison. Rev. Boone lined hymn No. 562, "Must Jesus bear the 
Cross alone". Rev. Harrison read Psalms 24th chapter. Rev. 
Boone offered prayer. Second hymn No. 640, ''Bless be the tie 
that binds", etc. The Vice-Moderator in the chair announced the 
afternoon session open for business. Revs J. W. Blacknail and J. 
S. Brown made some timely remarks respecting the continual atten- 
dance of the brethren during the session of the Association. A mo- 
tion prevailed that report of Presidents Annual Address be adopted. 
The report of Committee on nomination of the Ministerial Board 
was received and adopted. A motion prevailed that 25 members 
constitute the Ministerial Board instead of seventeen. 

The report of Committee on Education was received and adopted. 

Rev. Blacknail brought greetings from the Auxiliary Sisters. 

We listened to the following distinguished visitors, Rev. E. Wim- 
berly. Prof. T. S. Inborden and Rev. M. W. Williams, each of them 
made some very timely remarks. The report ot Committee on Ap- 
propriation was received and adopted, (see report.) Amotion pre- 
vailed that report of Committee on Finance be adopted. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknail was elected as Delegate to Baptist State Con- 
vention, Rev. J. H. Martin alternate. The President ruled that the 
Association pay Rev. A. C. Tillery the remainder of his salary as 
Field Worker. A motion prevailed that remainder of session be 
suspended and the Ministerial Board go in session at once. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

THIRD DAY— Evening Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. A. Bell, Boone and Arring- 
ton. The Moderator in the chair and announced the meeting open 
for business. The minutes were read, received and adopted A 
motion prevailed that the resolution of thanks to the good people of 
Battleboro for so royally intertaining the Association be adopted. 
The report of the Womans Auxiliary be adopted. The Auxiliary re- 
ported with $175.00. A motion prevailed that Rev. A. C. Tillery 

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continue his work on the field, subject to the order of the Board. 

The Moderator introduced Rev. S. Pittman to preach the closing 
sermon. Rev. A. T. Thomas spiritually sung "Day of judgement, 
day of wonders." Rev. Pittman came forward and after some brief 
remarks took for his text Matthew 8:25, "Lord, save us: we perish," 
subject, "Cry of the pershing," Rev. Pittman delivered a very help- 
ful and spiritual sermon, at the close of his message Rev. Bell sung 
"I got religion, yes, yes," etc. The Moderator asked Revs. J. S. 
Brown and J. H. Moore to lift the offering, amount $19.15. A mo- 
tion prevailed that the Association would adjourn to meet with the 
Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in 
September, 1928. 

Benediction by Dr. J. H. Martin. 



MINUTES OF MID-SUMMER SESSION 
PROCEEDINGS 



Rocky Mount, N. C, June 15, 1927. 

The Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association met in its second 
Mid-Summer Session with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rocky Mt. 
N. C, Rev. J. H. Martin in the chair. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. G. S. Stokes and J. W. Lu- 
cas, Rev. Lucas sung "Oh, for a heart to praise my God," Rev. 
Stokes read the 139th Psalm and offered prayer, "I am thine Oh 
Lord" was spiritually sung bv Rev. Lucas. The President arose, 
stated the object of the meeting and announced the meeting open for 
business. After some discussion concerning the two programs a 
committee was appointed to consolidate them. Rev. I. S. Riddick 
was introduced and made some very timely remarks concerning our 
Educational program at Parmele. A motion prevailed that the re- 
port of Committee on program be adopted. After enrollment of 
Messengers the Committees on Finance and Budget were appointed. 
Moderator presented Dr. A. W, Pegues who made some very timely 
remarks concerning our school at Parmele and urged our support of 
Shaw University, he also asked that our Ministers be aroused in the 
interest of Foreign Missions and that they take advantage of the 
Course of study prepared for them at Shaw University. Rev, J. D. 
McCrae was asked to lift a collection, amount $5.00. 

Benediction wag in order. 



FIRST DAY-Afternoon Session. 

Praise service was conducted bv Revs. A. Bell and S. 
Pittman. Rev. Bell lined hymn No. 123, '"There is a foun- 
tain filled with blood." Rev. Pittman read Mai. 4th chap- 
ter, prayer was offered by Rev. W. H. Jones. Rev. Bell 
sung "I am going throught," etc. The Moderator announ- 
ced the house open for business. The minutes were read, 
received and adopted. The discussion, How we can best 
unify our forces to develop and put across our school pro- 
ject, was led by Bro. C. P. Anthony, Bro. Anthony said we 
must reach our people through love and kindness and that 
the leaders must be concerned for the interest of our chil- 
dren. Bro. C. C. Johnson said the Ministers must co-ope- 
rate and let the people know what they are going to do. 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall said the Ministers should be willing 
to pay out of their means and ask their folks to follow them. 
Mrs. J. A. Alston said the brothers should set a standard 
and call upon the sisters for help and the program would go 
over, Mrs. Alston reported that the Womans North Bound 
Association had paid over to the school one hundred dollars 
($100.00) and represented in the Association with the 
amount of five dollars ($5.00.) Mrs. Carrie Lyons and Mrs. 
Josephine Ransome reported for the Womans Auxiliary. 
Rev. T. V. Foster reported for the Tar River Ministers and 
Deacons Union with two dollars (S2.G0.) A motion pre- 
vailed that collection be taken up for the Reformer and 
State Work, the amount of ($1.81) was lifted by Bro. M. E. 
Martin. 

Benediction by Dr. J. W. Blacknall. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. F. L. Bullock and 
R. W. Underwood. The President arose and announced the 
meeting open for business. Minutes were read, received 
and adopted. Topic for discussion: Team work necessary 
to success, was led by Dr. N. S. Hargrave, Dr. Hargrave 
said he would consider team work for the support of a good 
secondary school for the Baptist youth. His outline was as 
follows: 

1. Team work as a body. 

2. Team work necessary for revivals. 

3 Team work necessary for going forward as a Chris- 
tian. Rev. G. G. Edmonds said that Pastors and Deacons 
must work together and the entire body must be willing to 
co-operate. Rev. J. W. Blacknall said we should consoli- 

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date our thoughts if we would be successful. Mrs. M. A. 
Hargrave was introduced and made some very timely re- 
marks and pledged the support of the VVomans North Bound 
Association to the Educational Program of the Neuse River 
Assjciational work at Parmele and over the field in general. 

Dr. B. J. Burnett. Supt. of Mt. Zion Sunday School was 
introduced by his Pastor. Rev. J. S. Brown. Dr. Burnett 
spoke on the responsibility of Ministers to the world, he 
said: (L) They are largely responsible for the actions of the 
actions of the people and their relation to the woild is the 
same as a mothers relation to her child, he said we should 
s°nd our c lildren to Baptist schools so they would become 
Baptist men and women, Dr. Burnett said he is a Baptist 
because he believes Baptist teach theprincipals of the Bible 
more than any other denomination. Rev. Bell made an 
earnest appeal for Mission News, a collection of ($3.10)was 
given for same. A motion prevailed that report on Budget 
be received and adopted. A motion prevailed that a Com- 
mittee of five be appointed to recommend a Field Worker 
for the Association. A motion prevailed that report of 
Trustee Board be received and adopted. 

Benediction by Rev. Martin. 

SECOND DAY- Afternoon Session. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. A. C. Tillery and 
I. B. Sapp. Moderator in the chair and announced the 
meeting open and ready for business. A motion prevailed 
that the ( ommittee on special Field Worker be adopted. 
Topic for discussion: The best methods of reaching the un- 
reached boys and girls of our race and holding them in the 
Church and Sunday School was led by Mrs. J. H. Martin, 
among the many good things Mrs. Martin said, they must 
be taught by the fire side and their busy minds be engaged. 
Mrs. C. P. Anthony said, we must go into the homes and 
bring them to the Church. Mrs. Mary Clanton was called 
on for a recital and every body seemed to enjoy her very 
much. Rev. J. D. McCrae led in singing, "Love lifted me." 

The Moderator presented Dr. J. H. Moore who gave a 
black board lecture, subject, "Christian Stewardship." 
text Luke 16:2, "Give an account of thy Stewardship." He 
said that Christian Stewardship was the vital message of 
the day, Dr. Moore seemed at his best as he discussed the 
Christians duty in giving one tenth of all his earnings to 
the Lord, he seemed to be touched with the power of the 
H )ly Spirit. Many tears were falling as he concluded his 

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message. A collection of ($12.25) was given Dr. Moore as 
a token of appreciation. A motion prevailed that twenty- 
five dollars plus expenses be paid Rev. J. D. McCrae to 
represent the Association in the Lott Carey Convention. A 
motion prevailed that report on Special Field Worker be 
adopted. 
Benediction. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 
After a very spiritual devotional service conducted by 
Rev. J. D. McCrae and Bro. C. C. Mclntyre. The Modera- 
tor arose and introduced Rev. M. W. Wiggins, accompanied 
by Rev. C. C. Staton, after Rev. Staton had spiritually led 
in singing, "Every time I feel the Spirit," etc., Rev. Wig- 
gins arose and after some very timely remarks took for his 
text Genesis 49:10, "The Septure shall not depart from 
Juda," etc. The outline of his subject was as follows: 

(1) The text is prophetic of the Messiah. 

(2) That he came to gather men in His Kingdom, 
(a) By His Messiah ship. 

(. b) By His good works. 

(c) By His Suffering. 

Rev. Wiggins preached a very spiritual and helpful ser- 
mon. Rev. Amos Bell sung "Oh they tell me of a home 
where no storm clouds rise." Offering was lifted by Revs. 
H. H. Hart and R. W. Underwood, amount $8.30. The 
Moderator introduced Rev. J. S. Brown who gave us a very 
hearty welcome to his church and homes on behalf of the 
good people of the city, response by Dr. I. S. Riddick. 
Dr. C. S. Brown of Winton was introduced and made a very 
earnest and persuasive appeal for foreign Missions. 

Benediction bv the Moderator. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Report of Treasurer for 1927 

Balance from 1925 $000.74 

Received from Association 1926 501.83 

Total (1926) - $502.57 

Disbursements 

Appropriation $141.50 

To C P. Anthony, Balance on Furniture 76.80 

Donation to Union Reformer 10.00 

Donation to Enfield Community Hospital 50.00 

For Printing- Minutes 75.00 

State Convention (by Rev. J. S. Brown) 25.00 

Commissioners expenses 50.00 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall (for printing) 8.55 

Prof. C. P. Anthony (for Trustee Board) 10.00 

For Rent (Railroad Property) 10.00 

Expenses of Trustee Board 10.00 

Rev. J. H. Martin (for expenses) 18.00 

Total $484.85 

Account of Extra Session 1927. 

Amount received __$ 99.42 

Appropriation 47.50 

For Lott Cary Convention 31.00 

J. W. Blacknall for Minutes 28.00 

Disbursements $106.50 

Collections for year $601.99 

Disbursements 591.35 

Balance $ 10.64 

M. E. Martin, Treasurer. 
F. L. Bullock, Auditor. 

September 28th, 1927. 
Bro. Moderator and Delegation: 

I, your Auditor beg to report that I find the report presented by the 
Treasurer to this body to be correct. Yours, 

F. L. Bullock, Auditor. 

Committee on Time and Place 

We, your Committee on Time and Place submit the following report. 
We recommend that the next Association will convene with the Roanoke 
Salem Baptist Church, Garysburg, N. C, Tuesday after the Fourth 
Lords Day in September, 1928. Committee. 

Committee on Budget (Extra Session) 

We, your Committee on Budget report the following. 1. We recom- 
mend that this Association raise $1500 for Educational purposes, $100 for 
State Work. 2. We recommend that each church of this Association ask 
each member of its church to pay 25c per year to support of this cause. 
3. We recommend that all Ministers pay $5.00 and all Deacons pay $2.50 
per annum. 4. We recommend that an efficient man be put on the As- 

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sociational field to get the work before the churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Revs. C. C. Staton, J. S. Brown, I. S. Riddick, N. S. Hargrave, 
P. C. Davis, W. D. Gatling, G. S. Stokes; Bros. C. C. Johnson. 
Lee, M. E. Martin, N L. Smith; Prof. C. P. Anthony; Mad- 
ams J. A. Alston, M. Clanton and J. W. Wood. 

Report of Trustee Board 

We, the Trustee Board of Neuse River Association in a body assemb- 
led ask and recommend that you let the General Educational Board of 
the Consolidation of the Higgs Institute have as a loan $250.00 to help 
pay the indebtedness of the teachers who taught in said Institute the 
last term, and ask that this amount be credited on the second note of the 
property purchased. We ask that you donate to Shaw University in its 
financial drive $50.00. Signed, 

Revs. J. H. Martin, R. N. Boone, Bros. C. C. Johnson, F. W. 

Davis, W. M. Bynum, M. W. Williams, Sr., I. J. Juno and C. 

P. Anthony. 

Report of Committee ox Field Worker 

We, your Committee beg leave to submit the following. We recom- 
mend the appointment of Rev. A. C. Tillery as our Special Field Worker 
to collect funds and bear our message over the field. We also recom- 
mend that Rev. A. C. Tillery be allowed for such services $100 for the 
remainder of the year, plus his actual expense for such work. We fur- 
ther recommend that said worker shall make regular monthly reports to 
to Corresponding Secretary and a final report to the Association at its 
Annual Session. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. C. C. Staton, Rev. J. 1). McCrae, 

Rev. I. S. Riddick, Rev. A. C. Tillery. 

Report of Committee on Appropriation 

We, your Committee on Appropriations wish to submit the following 
report: 

Expense of Corresponding Secretary $15.00 

Finance Committee 21. 00 

Weldon Printing Company 4. 63 

Moderator 25.00 

Vice-Moderator 5. 00 

Trustee Board 50.00 

Recording Secretary 30. 00 

Corresponding Secretary 15.00 

Rev. W. S. Miller 2.00 

Weldon Printing Company, Balance on Minutes 45.00 

Expenses of Moderator 8.50 

Sexton of Church 2.00 

To the Church 5.00 

Auditor 5.00 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave 3.00 

Bro. C. P. Anthony 5.00 

Committee, 
Bro. C. P. Anthony, Rev. N. S. Hargrave, 
Rev. A. C. Tillery, Rev. R. N. Boone. 

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Report of Neuse River Trustee Board 

The Neuse River Board in session at Battleboro, Sept. 28, 1927, beg to 
make the following report: That since the extra session at Rocky Mount 
no matter has come before the Board except a request from Bro. C. P. 
Anthony (the purchase of the school property) asking the Board to rec- 
ommend to the Association to deduct one thousand dollars and interest 
from the present indebtedness of the said C. P. Anthony. This request 
having been made because of the distruction of the building by fire, which 
was at least one half the valuation of the said property. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. C. Johnson, F. W. Davis, M. E. Martin, W. M. Bynum, 
L. McNair, C. P. Anthony, R. A. Cheek, M. W. Williams, 
Sr., and R. N. Boone. 

Executive Board Meeting 

The Executive Board of the Neuse River Association met in the 1st 
Baptist Church in Battleboro, N. C, Thursday evening September 29th, 
1927. The following named members were present: Revs. J. H. Martin, 
J. S. Brown, J. D. McCrae, A. C. Tillery, G. G. Edmonds, McKinley 
Nicholson, Amos Bell, N. S. Hargrave and J. W. Blacknall. First busi- 
ness in order, a motion prevailed that ten dollars ($10.00) be given to 
Rev. M. W. Williams for the Union Reformer. Second, that the re- 
mainder of the salary of Rev. A. C. Tillery be paid for service as Mis- 
sionary, which amounted to $55.44. Closed to meet at the call of the 
President. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Pres. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Cor. Secty. 

Ministerial Board Meeting 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met in the First 
Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C, Tuesday Dec. 6, 1927. 

The Moderator, Rev. J. H. Martin opened the meeting by singing 
hymn 329. Rev. F. L. Bullock read 15 verses of the 9th chapter of Acts. 
Rev. T. V. Foster offered prayer. The Moderator led in singing "Pass 
me not O gentle Savior" etc., after which the meeting was declared op- 
en for business. The first business in order was appointing correspond- 
ing messengers to the various religious bodies namely: To the Beulah 
Association, Rev. F. L. Bullock; Reedy Creek Association, Rev. G. G. 
Edmonds; Bear Creek Association, Rev. 1. S. Riddick; Shiloh Association 
No. 1, Rev. Amos Bell; Shiloh Association No. 2, Rev. W. P. Purnell; 
West Roanoke Association, Rev. W. S. Miller; Old Eastern Association, 
Rev. A. C. Tillery; Bethany Association, Rev. A. T. Thomas; Middle 
Ground Association, Rev. S. Pittman; Old Roanoke Association, Rev. A. 
C. Tillery; Johnson County Association, Rev. N. S. Hargrave; Union 
Association, Rev. J. W. Blacknall; Rowan Association, Rev. J. H. Mar- 
tin; Pee Dee Association, Rev. McKinley Nicholson; Lott Carey Conven- 
tion, Rev. J. W. Blacknall; Baptist State S. S. Convention, Bro. F. W. 
Davis; Baptist State Convention, Revs. J. H. Martin and J. W. Black- 
nall. 

A motion prevailed that we have fifteen hundred minutes printed. A 
Committee on Ordination was appointed to examine the following named 
brethren: Rev. W. H. Willie of Weldon, N. C, and Rev. Wm. Bullock 
of Rocky Mount, N. C. The Committee reported that they be returned 
for further study, the report was approved. 

We then listened to the report of the Field Missionary who reported 

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the condition of the field as he found it. Mrs. Olivia Alston the Mission- 
ary fur the General Association spoke of the plans of her work, she 
stated that if the brethren of the field would co-operate with her she 
would be able to raise ($1,000) one thousand dollars for the school at 
Parmele within five months. Bro. F. W. Davis paid $10.00, Rev. W. P. 
Purnell $1.00, Bro. James Hardy $2.03, this amount was turned into the 
treasury. The Board adjourned to maet with the New Bethel Baptist 
Church of Enfield, N. C , Dec. 21, 1927. Benediction by Rev. A. Bell. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Moderator. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Cor. Secty. 



CONSTITUTION 

Article I. — Name. 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

Article U. — Object. 

The object of this body shall be: 

1st. To promote the spreading of the Gospel in Home and Foreign 
lands, to insure a more intelligent Ministry and bring about a true Chris- 
tian fellowship among the churches of this Association. 

2nd. To help to maintain a school in Eastsrn North Carolina for relig- 
ious training of our youth. 

Article III. — Time and Place. 

The Association shall meet Annually on Tuesday after the Fourth 
Lord's day in September. 

Article IV. — Officers. 

The Officers of this body shall be Preident, one Vice-President, and 
four Vice-Presidents of which shall be Moderators of the Unions, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Statistician, Treasurer and 
Aduitor who shall be elected annually to hold their Office until their suc- 
cessors are installed. 

Article V.— Duties of Officers. 

1st. The President shall preside over this body, preserve order and 
see that the purposes of this Association are affected. He shall decide 
all questions for consideration, ascertain and announce decisions which 
shall be silently submitted to; unless, by an appeal by a two-third vote 
of those present. He shall appoint all committees. He shall strictly en- 
force the rules of the body. He shall see that each meeting is opened 
and closed with prayer. 

2nd. The rules govering the President shall be applied to any Vice- 
President in the chair. 

3rd. The Recording Secretary, who shall keep a correct record of the 
proceedings of the Association, compile the Minutes for printing and 
shall be responsible for all letters and documents committed to his care. 

4th. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of 
this Association; inform the public; make appeal for and solicit a general 
cooperation in the interest of the body. He shall record the proceedings 

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of both the Ministerial and Executive Board, write all orders issued o n 
the Treasurer and report annually to the Association the same. H e 
shall be furnished with postage and stationary at the expense of the As- 
sociation. 

5th. The Tresurer of this Association shall receive all funds contribu- 
ted to the body. He shall pay all orders presented to him from the body 
signed by the Corresponding Secrectary and President. He shall keep 
an accurate account and report the same to the Association annually. 

6th. The Auditor of this Association shall Audit the annual account of 
the President, Secretaries and Treasurer, which shall be submitted to 
him (10) ten days before the Association convenes. 

7th. The Statistician shall collect, report and publish in the minutes 
annually the statistics of this body. 

Article VI. — Membership. 

The membership shall be composed of Pastors belonging to this Asso- 
ciation and Delegates sent from Churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained and licensed Ministers who are bonified members of 
their home churches. 

1st. Delegates coming from these churches shall be required to pay 
25c per member in regular standing in the church which they represent. 

2nd. Pastor's are required to pay annually $5.00. 

3rd. Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not pastors are re- 
quired to pay $2.50 annually. Deacons are required to pay $2.00. 

4th. Annual members are required to pay $1.00. 

Article VII. — Statistics. 

Letters received by this Association shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship, those baptized, those received by letter, those 
dismissed by letter, those excluded, those deceased and the number of 
Sunday School scholars enrolled since last Association. 

Article VIII. 

Members chosen to discharge these duties have no power over God's 
heritage nor shall they have ecclesiastical power over churches of this 
Association, and no church shall intrude on the power of the pastor while 
in faithful performance of his pastorial duties. No pastor of a church of 
this Association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the church shall 
have been paid. Any Minister or Ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with another Minister's church shall be dealt with by the Minister- 
ial Board as it thinks proper, and it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend and maintain 
the Constitution of the same. 

Article IX. — Church Letters. 

Any church desiring to become members of this Association shall peti- 
tion by letter or by messenger and upon examination, if found in order, 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the right hand of fellowship 
to the messengers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
church or churches desiring to withdraw from the Association, must do 
so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. When 
this Association has granted the request, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the 
Association receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, its or their connection with this Association shall cease. 

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Article X.— Minutes 

This Association shall furnish churches with minutes. The method of 
furnishing them shall be left to the Executive Board. 

Article XI. 

The minutes of the previous session shall be read each session and cor- 
rected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire the 
reason that churches do not at any time represent in the Association. 

Article XII. 

This Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
which may violate the rules of this body. 

Article XIII.— Boards. 

There shall be a Ministerial, Executive. Trustee, Ordination: 

Duties. 

The Ministerial Board shall be composed of not more than twenty five 
members elected by the body to settle grievances of the churches in said 
Association and foster church extensions and provide for Superanuated 
Ministers. 

The duties of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have 
charge of all the business of the Association during its adjourn especially 
the payment of the Associations expenses, such as for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes, newspaper publications and official expenses of the 
President and Secretaries. The Board shall not be composed of more 
than seven, elected from the Ministerial Board. 

There shall be a Trustee Board of nine elected Annually by the Asso- 
ciation. The Trustee Board shall have power to Execute all Negotion- 
able instruments, transfer all property, sign all Mortgages and loans. 

Ordination. This Board shall be composed of five members elected by 
the body whose duty shall be to examine ail applicants seeking ordina- 
tion and pass upon their literary qualifications and to make recommenda- 
tion of the same to the body authorizing them. 

Article XIV. — Auxiliaries. 

All Women Organizations and Unions connected with the churches of 
this Association are considered Auxiliaries to this body and that one ses- 
sion shall be given over to them during our Annual session for their re- 
port and works. 

Article XV. 

The President together with the Ministerial Board shall have power to 
call an extra session of the Association at any time he feel it necessary. 

Article XVI 

This Constitution shall be altered or ammended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Association in session, providing a notice be given twelve months 
prior to the desired change. 



OFFICIAL ROLL 

__0F THE__ 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President, Mrs. J. W. Wood Weldon, N. C. 

Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ransome Garysburg, N. C. 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Mariah Demery Weldon, N. C. 

Auditor, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Mrs. J. P'. Ransome Rev. J. W. Blacknall 

Mrs. L. V. MeBane Mrs. J. S. Brown 

Mrs. Mariah Demery Mrs. Zellie Pittman 

Mrs M. E. Martin ' Mrs. Olivia Alston 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony Mrs. C. L. Lyon 

Mrs. Bettie B. Pittman Mrs. Maggie Speight 



UNION OFFICERS 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransome Garysburg 

Vice-President, Mrs. Nellie Harden 1 Jackson 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield 

Treasurer, Mrs. Hettie Clark Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount 



SPECIAL FIELD WORKERS 

Mrs. Olivia Alston, Mrs. Marv Clanton and Mrs. Fannie W. Hunter, 



COUNTY WORKERS 

Nash County-Mrs. S. A. Stovall, Mrs. A. B. Byrd, Mrs. M. E. Simpson. 
Edgecombe County — Mrs. L. B. Avant, Mrs. Maggie Hill, Mrs. Rebecca 

Martin and Mrs. Ida Williams. 
Wilson County — Mrs. Anna Whitfield and Mrs. Lula Dawson. 
Halifax County- Mrs. B. B. Pittman, Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Mrs. Mary E. 

Sandlin and Mrs. W. T. Edmond. 
Northampton County — Mrs. Nellie Harding, Mrs. J. P. Ransome and 

Mrs. S. J. Laster. 

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PROCEEDINGS 



Battleboro, N. C, Sept. 28th, 1927. 
The Auxiliary of the Neuse River Association assembled in its 
Eleventh Annual Session with the Missionary Circle of the First 
Baptist Church, Battleboro, Edgecombe County. 

WEDNESDAY 2:30 P. M. 

The hour having arrived for the opening of the Woman's Meeting, 
Sisters Ida Williams and Mary E. Sandlin came forward and conduc- 
ted the praise services, after which Sister Olivia Alston beautifully 
explained the Bible lesson from the 91st Psalms. Sister MeBane 
sang "I'm pressing on." The President, Sister J. W. Wood came 
forward and expressed her thankfulness to God for being present, 
also for taking care of all of us. The following program was then 
rendered: Miss Emily Early in choice words extended the welcome 
address on behalf of the Sunday School and Church, Sister M. E. 
Martin ably responded. Mesdames S. A, Stovall and Lizzie Merritt 
then rendered a duet. 

Next in order was the enrollment of Delegates and the collection 
of annual dues, (see list and amount paid.) Then the following 
Committees were appointed: On Hours, Finance, Election of Officers, 
Resolutions and Appropriations (see list.) I hen thirty minutes 
was spent in greetings: The following Sisters spoke, Whitlev, Hil- 
liard, Dancy, Edmond, Hargrave and Miss Games. At the close of 
this wonderful meeting a collection was taken to the amount of 
Jfl.SS. Next in order was the report of the Executive Board read 
by Mrs. B B. Pittman, (see report ) After this the Auxiliary ad- 
journed to meet in joint session with the Association at 8.30 P. M. 

Benediction by Sister Olivia Alson. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session. 
The Auxiliary met in joint session with the Brethren. After brief 
remarks hy Rev. J. W. Blacknall, the President of the Auxiliary, 
Mrs. J. W. Wood was presented, in well chosen words she present- 
ed Mrs. Olivia Alston and Mrs. Mary Reid who had been assigned to 
take charge of the rally. The pledges were called for, which are as 
follows: 

Mrs. J. W. Wood $21.76 

" J. P. Ransome 11.77 

" C.L.Lyon 10.00 

" Marian Demery 5.00 

" L. V. MeBane 13.15 

" Marv A. Reid 10.00 

" Bettie Pittman 10.25 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall 5.00 

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Mrs. Olivia Alston 10.00 

" M. E. Martin 5.00 

" C. P. Anthony 10.00 

" Ella Sandlin 2.90 

" M. A Lockhart 3.50 

" Nellie Harden 5.00 

" Viola Lancaster 1.75 

" Isabella Lyons 2.05 

" Esther Crossen 5.00 

" F. A. B. Martin. Unity Club, St. James, Rocky Mount 5.00 

" C. B. Sessoms, Mt Zion, Rocky Mount 5.00 

North Bound Sisters 

Mrs. M. A.Hargrave._ 1.00 

" Wadie Peele 1.00 

" J. A. Alston J 1.00 

" C. P. Anthony 1.00 

" C. A. Thomas 1.00 

" V. L. Hale 1.00 

" C. H. Merritt 1.00 

" W. F. Jordan 1.00 

" Pearl Bellamy 1.00 

" W. T. Edmond 1.00 

" B. E. Young 1.00 

Those who paid 50c, $1.00 and $2.00 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave 1.00 

U. G. Move 1.00 

J. H. Martin 1.00 

J. S. Brown 1.00 

W. Purnell 1.00 

S. Pittman .50 

Mrs. Hattie Clark 1.00 

Mr. J. H. White .50 

" M. A. Hines 1.00 

Miss Sallie M. Arrington 1.00 

Rev. C. C. Staton 2.00 

Mrs. Mariah Lyon ... 1.00 

" M.E.Simpson 1.00 

" Bertie Hilliard 1.00 

Mr. John W. Smith.. 1.00 

Following this was a selection bv the Choir. Sister Hargrave then 
made an appeal in regard to the Poultry Yard at Parmele. Rev. 
Hargrave presented Rev. U. G. Moye who preached the Annual Ser- 
mon, after a few introductory remarks he selected his text from 
1st Peter 3:13. Our hearts burned within us while he delivered the 
wonderful message. Rev, Hargrave offered prayer, which was fol- 
lowed bv a beautiful selection by the choir. 

Benediction bv Rev. J. H. Martin. 

SECOND D AY— Morning Session 

After a spiritual praise service conducted by Sisters MeRane and 
Ransome, the topic, "Should we have a Baptist Seminary in Eastern 

Nortb Carolina" was discussed by Mrs. J. A. Alston and Mrs. C. P. 

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Anthony, from this wonderful topic many helpful thoughts were 
gained and new inspirations obtained, lister M. E. Simpson sang 
"vVill there be any stars in my crown." Then Sister J. S. Brown 
made a heart touching appeal for the Parmele Institute, she express- 
ed her regret because she was unable lo meet her pledge owing to 
sickness, the Auxiliary sympathized with bister Blown because her 
whole heart is in the work. Rev. Blacknall then came forward with 
greetings from the Association. Motion prevailed to receive the 
greetings. He was chosen as a Committee to bear greetings back to 
the Association from the Auxiliary. 
Benediction by Sister J. S. Brown. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

Sisters M. E. Martin and J. P. Ransome conducted the praise ser- 
vices which was followed by the topic, "Should Young People be 
trained for Christian Service?" Sister C. B. Sessoms opened the 
topic and was followed by Sister F. A. B. Martin. Sister Sessoms 
explained very carefully what it takes to be a christian and l he needs 
today for such workers, she urged the young people to prepare them- 
selves lor such service, because no one can be a real leader until he 
has had some relations with God. Sister Martin also gave some in- 
teresting points on the topic which were very benificial. 

Sister Mary A. Reid, Delegate to the Woman's State Convention 
came forward and gave an excellent report, the report was received 
and adopted and a standing vote of thanks was tendered to Sister 
Reid. After this the Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. Me Bane 
made her annual report which was received, (see report.) Then 
the Committees on Officers and on Resolutions reported, both re- 
ports were received, (see lists). 

The Auxiliary adjourned to meet in joint session with the breth- 
ren in the Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, Wednesday after the 4lh 
Sunday in September. 1928. 

Battleboro, N. C. Sept., 28th, 1927. 
Annual Dues of the Members of the Auxiliary: 



Mrs. Alice Smith 25c 

" J. S. Brown 25c 

" Katie Yancy 25c 

" Mary E. Sandlin 25c 

-' J. W. Wood 25c 

" Millie A. Lockhart 25c 

" S. J. Lassiter 25c 

" L V. MeBane 25c 

" Mittie Baker 25c 

" L. B. Milliard 25c 

" Alice Parker 25c 

" J. P. Ransome 25c 

" Maggie Speight 25c 



Mrs. 

Miss 
Mrs. 



Lucy Rowland 25c 

Donnie Taylor 25c 

Bell Games . 25c 

S. A. Stovall 25c 

Anna Whitfield 25c 

J. H. Martin 25c 

F. W. Hunter 25c 

P. A. Whitley 25c 

Nannie Smith 25c 

Ethel Macklin 25c 

C. P. Anthony 25c 

M. A. Hargrave 25c 

Carolina Jones 25c 



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Mrs. Olivia Alston 25c Mrs. Mariah Demery 25c 

" Mary V. Brown 25c " C. L. Avant 25c 

" Addie Byrd 25c " M. B. Pullen 25c 

" Olivia Carnegay 25c " P. L. Bellamy 25c 

" Carrie L. Lyon 25c Donation by a Friend 50c 

" Nellie Harding 25c Mrs. Mary A. Reid 25c 

" Maggie Lyon 25c " B. B. Pittman 25c 

" Addie Bryant 25c " Nancy Whitaker 25c 

" Lula Dawson 25c " Nora Whitaker 25c 

" M. E. Simpson 25c " Sudie Phillips 25c 

" W. T. Edmond 25c " Esther Crossen 25c 

" Hettie Clark 25c " C. B. Sessom 25c 

Mrs. Pearl Arrington 25c 

List of Churches and Circles 

Mrs. John Taylor, Shiloh, Scotland Neck $1.00 

" Millie Harden, Parker's Chapel 1.00 

" Caroline Jones, Roanoke Chapel 1.00 

" Alice Parker, W. H. Herman, Rocky Mount 1.00 

" Lula Dawson. First Baptist, Elm City 1.00 

" Olivia Anthony, First Baptist, Weldon 1.00 

" Mary B. Pullen, St. Paul, Enfield 1.00 

" Maggie Lyons, Jerusalem, Whitakers 1.00 

" Ida Williams, Red Hill, Whitakers . 1.00 

" Marie Lyons, St. Mark, Whitakers 1.00 

" Sallie J. Laster, Mt: Zion, Margarettsville ,_-. 1.00 

" Mariah Demery, St. Peters, Weldon 1.00 

" Bettie B. Pittman, First Baptist, Enfield 1.00 

" Nancy Whitaker, W. W., Pleasant Hill, Heathsville .25 

" C. B. Sessoms, Mt Zion, Rocky Mount 1.00 

By Letter, New Bethel, Enfield 1.00 



REPORT OF COMMITEES 



Committee on Officers. 
Madam President, Officers and Members of the Auxiliary. We, 
your Committee on Officers beg leave to report as follows: That all 
Officers succeed themselves. 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid, 
Mrs. Mary B. Pullen, 
Mrs. M. E. Martin, Sec'y. 

Committee on Appropriation. 
We, vour Committee beg leave to submit our report. After view- 
ing the fact of the needs at Higg's Roanoke Seminery, we recom- 
mend that we donate the sum of $200 00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony, Chairman 
Mrs. Mariah Demery 
Mrs. C. L. Lyon. 

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Committee on Resolution. 
We, your Committee on Resolution beg leave to make our report. 
Whereas, the Members of the First Baptist Church of Battleboro 
have so royally entertained us and have spared no pains to make 
our stay here a pleasant one, therefore, be it resolved that we ex- 
tend to them a rising vote of thanks for their hospitality. 

Secondly, that we raise the representation fee for Circles from $1 
to $3. 

Thirdly, that we unite our hearts and efforts with our School at 
Parmele and do all that we can to make the School one of the best 
secondary Schools in the State. 

Respectfully yours, 

Mrs. J. S. Brown, 
Mrs. A. B. Byrd, 
Mrs. M. E. Simpson. 



BOARD MEETING 



Weldon, N. C., June 9th, 1927. 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Neuse River Auxil- 
iary, the meeting was opened at 5 P. M. Sister Josephine Ransome 
sang "Coming Home'". Sister J. W. Wood read for scripture lesson 
a part of the 130th Psalm. Prayer offered by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 
Sister Ransome sang "Precious name of Jesus". Sister Mary Heid, 
Chairman of the Board announced the meeting open and ready for 
business Roll called. Rev. Blacknall arose and stated some of the 
objects of the meeting, he stated that we met to formulate some plan 
to work upon since we have agreed to help support the Higgs Roa- 
noke Seminery at Parmele, N. C. Mrs. Wood expressed herself 
being willing to help put over any plan the brethren may line out 
for the new work of the Higgs Roanoke Seminery. Sister MeBane 
next spoke and made some timely remarks and suggestions. Rev. 
Hargrave came forward and said that the Seminary was fostered by 
the Middlesex Association and several Brothers became responsible 
for a building that was erected that cost $20,000. Five representa- 
tives each from 3 Associations represented to formulate some plan 
of consolidation as to supporting the Higgs Seminary. Each Asso- 
ciation and Auxiliary named 5 persons from each body to be placed 
on the Trustee Board for the School. 

Mrs. Wood suggested that we put some one on the field from the 
Auxiliary and also the brethren put some one on the field to explain 

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the work. Mrs. Wood recommended the following Sisters be added 
to the Auxiliary Board, Mesdames M. E. Martin, Zellie Pittman and 
Olivia Alston. A motion prevailed that the recommendation be ac- 
cepted and the following sisters be placed on the Board. Mrs. Mar 
tin arose and stated that it was a pleasure to her to be in the work 
as it is so entangable this day. Sister Bettie Pittman also spoke in 
interest of the work. Mrs. Alston made some timely remarks and 
said she highly appreciated the honor of being placed on the Board. 
Rev. Hargrave stated that the Deed had been drawn up and will 
be ready to be signed the 15th of June and also the following names 
were placed on the Trustee Board of the School, Mesdames L. V. 
MeBane, J. W. Wood, Carrie Lyon, Josephine Ransome and Bettie 

B. Pittman. 

Bro. Blacknall stated that he had followed up the work and had 
left no screw unturned to see that all the papers were drawn up and 
arranged ok. 

A motion prevailed that Mrs. C. P. Anthony and Mrs. Maggie 
Speight will also be placed on the Board. 

Rev. Blacknall spoke of the need of some money to pay one of 
the teachers, after several remarks were make Sister MeBane stated 
that they would see how much money was in the Treasury and see 
if they could give the School something at present. 

A motion prevailed that the President and Corresponding Secre- 
tary will be empowered to make such donation as they can afford. 

A motion prevailed that Mrs. Mary Reid will be our Delegate to 
the Womans State Convention at Goldsboro, N. C. 

A motion prevailed that all the Officers of the Neuse River Auxil- 
iary would pledge themselves not less than SI 0.00 and bring it to 
the Auxiliary, Sept. 1927 and at our Annual meeting, Battleboro, N. 

C. Adjourn. 

Benediction by Rev. W. H. Martin. 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid, Chairman. 
Mr?. Bettie B. Pittman, Secretary. 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARY'S REPORT 

To the Womans Auxiliary, Neuse River Association. 



Battleboro, N. C, Sept. 29, 1927. 
Dear Sisters: 

I am submitting to you my 10th Annual Report as Corresponding Sec- 
retary, this being however our 11th Annual Session. For the past three 
or four years our work has fallen off, due to the fact that we had no 

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special objective, hence the interest in the work waned. Since the par- 
ent body, the Neuse River Association has decided to consolidate with 
the Middle Ground Association to support the Higgs Roanoke Institute 
at Parmele and make it a Baptist Seminary, we trust our Sisters will re- 
new their allegance and help make this school the best of its kind in 
Eastern Carolina. 

OFFICERS 
For the past ten (10) years with but a few changes, we have retained 
the same Official Staff, and no more faithful women can be found any- 
where than the Officers of our Auxiliary and Union. Not a cross word 
or an unpleasant ripple has occurred between us during all these years. 
Each one has tried to do all in her power to make the work a success, 
with eager hands and willing hearts they have tried to do their best. We 
want to commend especially Sister Ransome and the Union Sisters for 
their faithfulness in keeping the work alive and contributing financially 
to the Auxiliary. 

THE FIELD 
We are sorry we have no one on the field, our County Workers are 
doing very little, your Corresponding Secretary doesn't have much time 
to go out, only a little during the summer months is it possible, however 
I strive to keep the work alive thou my annual message and otherwise. 
In August I visited the various Churches and collected from same as fol- 
lows: 

1st Baptist, Elm City, Rev. F. Davis, Pastor $3.70 

Edgecombe Co. S. S. Con. Mr. F. A. B. Martin, Pres 2.00 

Zion Church, Whitakers, Rev. McCrae, Pastor 1.69 

Hickory View Church, Rocky Mount, Rev. P. Dickens, Pastor _ 2.00 

Total collected $9.39 

Expenses 3.09 

Balance on hand $ 6.30 

Collected at Battleboro 

1st Baptist, Halifax Co., Rev. P. A. Ivey $1.00 

Home Mission, Jerusalen, Whitakers 2.00 

Eastern Star, Tarboro, Per U. W. Wood 1.00 

Leggetts Chapel, Per Rev. T. V. Foster 1.00 

Delegates from Elm City, ($1.30 and $1.00 Rep. Fee) .30 

Rev. F. D. Boddie .10 

Mr. P. B. Bullock .05 

Rev. Purnell .25 

Rev. Drake .10 

A Friend .05 

$ 6.85 
Total ...$13.15 

Recommendation No. 1. 

We recommend the following County Workers and Special Workers: 
Mrs. W. T. Edmonds, Weldon, N. C. 
Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Mrs. Fannie W. Hunter, Enfield, N. C. 

COUNTY WORKERS 
Nash Co. — Mesdames S. A. Stovall, H. B. Byrd and M. E. Simpson. 
Edgecombe Co.— Mesdames C. L. Avent, Rebecca Martin, Maggie Hill 
and Ida Williams. 

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Wilson Co. — Mesdames Anna Whitfield and Lula Dawson. 

Halifax Co. —Mesdames Bettie Pittman, Mary E. Sandlin, C. L. Lyon, 

W. T. Edmonds and Fannie Hunter. 
Northampton County — Mesdames Nellie Harding, S. J. Lassiter and 

Jesephine Ransome. 

Recommendation No. 2. 

Since the Executive Board has been enlarged from 7 to 14, that the 
regular meeting of the Board be held at the close of the afternoon ses- 
sion of the 1st day to curtail expenses. 

Recommendation No. 3. 

That we go upon record as standing whole-heartedly for the Baptist 
School at Parmele, N. C. 

Recommendation No. 4. 

Ministerial Aid and Girls Fund. Since we have an application for Min- 
isterial help, we recommend that a committee of three (3) be appointed 
to confer with a similiar committee of the Neuse River Association to 
investigate the qualification of this and all other applicants. 

Recommendation No. 5. 

That a Committee of five be appointed to revise and amend the Cons- 
titution by the next session. 

Yours for a larger service, 

L. V. MeBane. 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF THIS SESSION. 

Received from Representation Fees $ 20.25 

Received from Annual Dues 13.00 

Received from Officers and Co. Workers 187.15 

Received from Public Collections 1.65 

Total amount received at this meeting $222.05 

Turned over to Neuse R. Asso. to make Parmele School accredited_$200. 00 

The next Annual Session will be held at Roanoke Salem Baptist Church 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Pastor. Annual Sermon be preached by Rev. 
Amos Bell. "God be with you 'till we meet again" was then sung. 

Mrs. Olivia Alston pronounced the benediction and the session passed 
into history. 



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STATISTICAL 



CHURCHES 



COUNTY 



PASTOR AND HIS P. O. 



St Mark 

Mt Carmel 

1st Baptist, Battleboro 

Hickory View 

New Hope 

Mission 

Eastern Star 

Red Hill 

Shiloh 

Thome's Chapel 

Jerusalem 

Mt Herman 

Union Branch 

North End 

Leggetts Chapel 

St John 

St Stephen 

Hart's Chapel 

Morning Star 

Mark's Chapel 

St James 

Bethlehem 

Salem Chapel 

Mt Olive 

1st Bap. of Halifax 

Pleasant Hill 

St Chapel 

Carter's Chapel 

Crowell's X Koad 

Little Zion 

Zion Hill 

New Bethel 

1st Baptist, Weldon 

1st Baptist, R. Rapids 

Tillery's Chapel 

Pleasant Hill 

Smith's Chapel 

Shady Grove 

White Oak 

Pleasant Hill 

White Hill 
St Paul 

Chestnut Grove 
1st Baptist, Enfield 
Quankey 
Lebanon 
Allen's Grove 
Shiloh 

West Union 
Mt Calvary 
Daniel's Chapel 
Smith's Chapel 
St Peters 
Gallilee 

Simmons Grove 
Cedar Creek 
Oak Grove 
Zion Hill 
Boone's Chapel 
Roanoke Salem 
Bethlehem 
Mt Zion 
Piney Grove 
Parker's Chapel 
Roanoke Chapel 
Cool Spring 
Gaston Baptist 
Mt Hope 
Shiloh 
Ebenezer 
1st Baptist Ry Mount 
Cedar Grove 
I Allen's Chapel 
Sandy Fork 
Little Hope 
Middlesex, First 
New Hope 
St Paul 

'ethlehem 
; John 
[Anderson's Chapel 
r lst Af. Bap. Goldsboro 
1st Baptist, Fremont 
Union Grove 
Cherry Chapel 
Vaughan's Chapel 
Calvary 
Elm Grove 
1st Baptist, Elm City 
Langston's Chapel 
Mason's Grove 



Edgecombe 



Halifax 



Northampton 



Nash 



Pitt 
Wayne 

Wayne 

Wayne 

Wilson 

Wilson 

Wilson 

Wdson 

Wilson 

Edgecombe 

Brunswick, Va 



Walter Green, Men ett 
D L Lawrence. Rocky Mount 
J D McCrae, Enfield 
P E Dickens, Rocky Mount 
D Lawrence, Rocky Mount 
J A July, Rocky Mount 
C T Everett, Kelford 
U G Moye, Merritt 
E J Jenkins, Sharpsburg 
Bozzie Thorne, Sharpsburg 
N S Hargrave, Parmele 
J C Scott, Rocky Moumt 
S Pittman, Rocky Mount 
J W Lucas, Rocky Mount 
T V Foster, Rocky Mount 
B J Tyson, Tarboro 
V V Foster, Rocky Mount 
Berry Powell, Rt 5, Ry Mount 
J S Green, Weldon 
W T Edmonds. Weldon 
I H Martin, Rocky Mount 
R B Clark, Scotland Neck 
R B Clark, Scotland Neck 
Henry Drake, Battleboro 
P A.Ivey, Thelma 
G G Edmonds, Halifax 
P A Ivey, Thelma 
E A Taylor, Scotland Neck 
McK Nicholson, Enfield 
M Hogney, Suffolk, Va. 
E A Taylor, Scotland Neck 
G G Edmonds, Halifax 
C Staton, Weldon 
P A Ivey, Thelma 
W M Wiggins, Spring- Hill 
D L Tillery, Rich Square 
H H Hall, Scotland Neck 
W L Brown, Tillery 
P A L'ey, Thelma 
". G Edmonds. Halifax 
T S Sykes, Halifax 
P L Boon, Suffolk, Va, 
v L Brown, Tillerv 
J D McCrae, Enfieid 
W T Edmonds, Weldon 
J R Stanberrv. Halifax 
T Sykes, Halifax 
W M Wiggins, Spring Hill 
H V Borden, Weldon 
Richard Cooper, Windsor 
Q M James, Oak (ity 
S Pittman, Rockv Mount 
J J Edwards, Suffolk, Va. 
1 B Sapp, Raleigh 
H V Burden, Weldon 
R C Clark, Enfield 
W T Edmonds, Weldon 
R N Boone, Seaboard 
K E Grant, Jackson 
J w Hlacknall, Garysburg 
P C Davis. Warrenton 
F L Bullock, Enfield 
McK. Nicholson, Enfield 
J E Cherry, Garysburg 
S Pittman, Rockv Mount 
F L Bullock, Enfield 
W T Edmonds, Weldon 
T D McCrae, Enfield 
I S Riddick, Parmele 
T V Foster, Rocky Mount 
J S Brown Rocky Mount 
W G Edmonds, Rocky Mount 
E S Joyner, Rocky Mount 
G S Stokes, Middlesex 
T V Foster, Rocky Mount 
W H Jones, Rt 3, Durham 



CLERK AND HIS P. O. 



E D Taylor, Nashville 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

•T H Martin, Rockv Mount 

Elijah Harris, Faulkins 

R W Underwood, Goldsboro 

D J Avery, Durham 

P D Dickens, Rocky Mcunt 

P E Dickerson, Rocky Mount 

Isaac Arrington, Elm City 

J M Watson, Middlesex 

E D Joyner, Rocky Mount 

Fred M Davis. Wilson 

E W Stith, Rockv Mount 

J E Huff 



H H Cutchin, Whitakers 
R E Williams, Rocky Mount 
Spencer Odom, Battleboro 
Miss Margrett Hines, R 6, Ry Mt 
Wesley Revis, Battleboro 
Mrs. Mary Poke, Rocky Mount 
S H Lawrence, Tarboro 
W E Quinchett, Whitakers 
Mary Battle, Rocky Mount 
Hattie Dorth. Rt. D. Ry Mount 
Gilbert Batten, Whitakers 
Nathan Jones, Rocky Mount 
C F Davis, Rockv Mount 
Miss A L Speight, Ry Mount 
C Levant, Whitakers 
I Ette Perry, Tarboro 
Norman Land, Tarboro 
Turner Killcbrew, R 5, Ry Mount 
Austin Pittman, Whitakers 
D D Cooper, R 4, B 112. Ry Mount 
M G Marshall. Rocky Mount 
P E Kee, Whitakers 
Mrs Mattie Kerney, Tarboro 
Sallie L Wright, Rocky Mount 
Alex Arrington, Weldon 
W M Scott, R 2, B 59, Enfield 
John T Fox 
H Powers, Rosemary 
J J Johnson, Enfield 
I R Merritt, Halifax 
G S Alston, Littleton 
Carrie Lowe, Enfield 
J H Boyd, Weldon 
J W Wilkins. Rosemary 
P R Jones, Tillery 
Mary Handsome, Scotland Neck 
I W r Bayard, Enfield 
Rebecca Tillery, Tillery 
F W Wilkins, Ring-wood 
W M Scott, R 2. B 59, Enfield 
Lewis Hendricks, Weldon 
D E Moore, R 2, B 105, Enfield 
I H House, Tillery 
Jacob Howington, Er.field 
F E Hi well, Rosemai v 
R C Williams, R 2, B 2tia, Halifax 
Albert Ausby, Halifax 
H H Arlington, Scotland Neck 
John Vincent, Weldcn 
Willie Smith, Enfield 
S F Solomon, Enfield 
William Smith, R 2, Halifax 
Walter Parham Weldon 
N B Marrow, Tillery 
W M Richaidson, Rosemary 
J R Whitaker, Enfield 
E G Sykes, Garysburg 
Mrs D J Lee, K 1, Seaboard 
King A Porter, Jackson 
A N Rice, Garysburg 
W C Coats, Seaboard 
R P Iver\, Margrettsville 
M C Peebles. Jackson 
G H Johnson. Jackson 
M W A mo-, G. rysiurg 
James Owens, Thelma 
Solomon Vincent, Hen.ico 
J h Battle, Jackson 
Lewis Harrison, Whitakers 
Louis Pipen, Rocky Mcunt 
Thomas Haywood. Rocky Mount 
William Ricks, Rocky Mount 
Mary Wright, Sharpsburg 
Matt ^estei, Wilson 
W H Wilder, Rocky Moui t 
'"'rawford Taylor, Middlesex 
II R Ricks, Whitakers 
T L Harrison, Rockv Mount 
A B Lucas, R 2, B 75a, Ry ount 
W L Lyo- , R 3, Rocky Mount 
John H Redmond, Macclefield 
J A Sampson, Goldsboro 
G M < rocker, Freemont 
Daniel Richardson, Freemont 
Mrs. Mary Lawrence, Elm I ity 
William Hines, I- lm < ity 
Sarsh Herrin, Wilson 
Rachel Perry, Sirrms 
Geo. Cooper, Elm City 
'A' A Anderson, Freemont 
Lovie Brown. Valentine. Va. 



DELEGATES 



H H Cutchin 



Walter Jones, Carey WhiU 

Kev P E Dickens 

Wesley Reavis 

Rev J A Julv 

Rev A W Wood 

W E Quinchett, D Reid 

Rev Bozzie Thorne 

A N Young 

J C Jones 

Willie Walker 

J E Speight 

Julius Wooten 

Rev B J Tyson 

Noi man Land 

A Mosely, P B Bullock 

Duel Taylor, Billy Hill 

Frank Cooper 

F W Davis 

E C Draughn 

C H King 



H C Johnson, A Nor+hingto 

James Davis, C H Whitakei 

l olumbus Davis 

M E Mai tin, W M Sykes 

J J Johnson 

Joseph Magee 

Z L lee, Harvey Newell 

I J Juno 

C P Anthony, A Drewry 

Rev PA Ivey 

I J Savage 

Walter Smith 

H H Hall 

W L Brown 

P A Ivey 

James Davis, Chas H Whitr 

Aaron Anderton 

Sandy Lyon, Andrew Jones 

Jenkins Bttnch 

Rupert Powell, David Jones 

Joseph Ivey 

R C Wilkams 

Rev T S Sjkes 

Steward H f mith 

Stephen Mullens 

Zoro Bryant, Willie Smith 

J W Smith, S F Solomon 



N T Edmonds 
Rev I h Spruill 

I » Archer 
W G Lee, Garysburg 
W R Lee, 1 n Hlacknall 
Rev K E Grant 
J W Blacknall, J P Buffaloe 
(' W "V oimg 
R B D:ew 
J E Joidan 
S L Good 

W M Fynum, H Sweatt 
W M Miles 
w H J< hr.son 
J B Peebles 

P W Williams, K S Lew^s 
J E ( lai k 
k 'ev J S Brown 
W G Edmonds 
George Pender 

D De2ns, Jchn Powell 
Otis Pittman 
J t olen an 
W M Hires, Mike Killebrew 

1 H Harrison, C D Lewis 
George Hill 

W M Billiard, Peter Collen 
Jcffie Harris 

Isaac Freeman, R W Underw 
D R Davis 

Fd Virgil 

iehard Haines 
J W Watson 
George Ford 

N D Winstead, Willie Lucas 
W A Anderson 





MINUTES 






OF THE 

SIXTY-SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE- 

Roanoke-Salem Baptist Church 

Garysburg, N. C. 

September 25th, 26th and 27th, 1928. 




The Next Session to be held with the Shiloh Baptist 

Church Scotland Neck, N. C, beginning Tuesday 

after the fourth Sunday in September, 1929. 



msm 



MINUTES 



OF THE 

SIXTY SECOND ANNUAL SESSION 

- — OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE- 

Roanoke-Salem Baptist Church 

Garysburg, N. C. 

September 25th, 26th and 27th, 1928. 




The Next Session to be held with the Shiloh Baptist Church 

Scotland Neck, N. C, beginning Tuesday after 

the fourth Sunday in September, 1929. 



OFFICERS 



President Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Vice-President Rev. G. G. Edmonds, Weldoti, N, C. 

Recording Secretary Rev. McK. Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, N. C. 

Treasurer Brother M. E. Martin, Thelma, N. C. 

Auditor J. W. Lucas, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Statistician Rev. J. S. Brown, Rocky Mount, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



T. V. Foster Rocky Myunt, N. C. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. A. C. Tillery, Chairman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave Parmele, N. C. 

R. W. Underwood Guldsboro, N. C. 



TRUSTEE BOARD 



Bro. C. C. Johnson Bro. I. J. Juno 

Bro. F. W. Davis Bro. R. N. Boone 

Bro. M. E. Martin Rev. Lewis McNair 

Bro. C. P. Anthony, (Chairman) Bro. W. M. Bynum 

Bro. R. A- Cheek Bro. M. W. Williams, Sr. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 



Rev, J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, N. C. 

J. S. Brown Rocky Mount, N. C 

J. W. Blacknall Garysburg, N. C. 

W. S. Miller Weldon, N. C. 

G. G, Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 

A. T. Thomas Weldon, N. C. 

W. P. Purnell Halifax, N. C. 

A. C. Matthews Weldon, N. C. 

A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

R. W. Underwood Goldsboro, N. C. 

P. A. Ivey Thelma, N. C. 

J. D. McCrae Wilmington, N. C. 

J. W. Lucas Rocky Mount, N. C. 

W. T. Edmond Weldon, N. C. 

P. E. Dickens Rocky Mount, N. C. 

McK. Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

P. C. Davis Warrenton, N. C. 

T. V. Foster Rocky Mount, N. C. 

S. Pittman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

W. M. Wiggins Spring Hill, N. C. 

I. S. Riddick Parmele, N. C. 

R. N. Boone Seaboard, N. C. 

F. L. Bullock Enfield, N. C. 

A. C. Tillery Halifax, N. C. 



Ordained Ministers and Pastors 

Rev. G. W. Beal, Jackson, N. C $2.50 

" N. S. Hargrove, Parmele, N. C. 1.00 

" H S. Pearsall, Ringwood, N. C. 2.50 

" W. M. Turner, Jackson, N. C. 1.50 

" C. W. lvey, Rosemary, N. C. 2.50 

" I. D Scott, Weldon, N. C. 1.00 

" E. D. Joyner, R. 1. Box 174 A, Rocky Mount, N. C 2.00 

" Willie Lane, R. 4, Tarboro, N. C 2.50 

" S. Pittman, Box 62, Rocky Mount, N. C 3.00 

" J. E. Armstrong, Box 77, Battleboro, N. C 2 00 

" D. L. Tillery, R. 2, Box 93, Rich Square, N. C. . 2.00 

" Berry Powell, Rocky Mount, N. C 1.00 

" B. M. Moore, R. 1, Box 87, Battleboro, N. C. 1.00 

" R. C Clark, R. 1, Box 75, Scotland Neck, N. C 1.00 

" A. Bell. Box 423, Weldon, N. C 1.00 

" T. B. Bellamy, R. 1, Whitakers, N. C 2.50 

" V. G. Moye, Box 24, Merrit. N. C 2.50 

" J. W. Lucas, Penn. Ave. 411, Rocky Mount, N. C 1.00 

" Wesley Porch, Garysburg, N. C. 2.50 

" P. E. Dickens; 200 Harrison Street, Rocky Mount, N. C 1.00 

" T. S. Sikes, Halifax, N. C. 1.00 

" McK. Nicholson, Box 92, Enfield, N. C 1.00 

•■ J. T. Johnson, R. 2, Box 107 A. Halifax, N. C 1.00 

" W. M. Wiggins, Spring Hill, N. C 1.00 

" J. R.Green, Box 57, Weldon, N. C 1.00 

" J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C 1.00 

" J. K. Ramsey, Warrenton, N. C. : 1.00 

" G. G. Edmonds, Weldon, N. C 1.00 

" J. D. McRae, 508 N. Seventh St. Wilmington, N. C. 1.00 

Licentiates 

Bro. Chas. Wilson, R 6, Box 39 $2.50 

" W. M. Pinkston, Rocky Mount 1.50 

" H. H. Hill, R3, Box 283, Rocky Mount 1.00 

" W. E. Bullock, 803 E. Grand St. Rocky Mount 1.00 

" Dread Wimberly, Tarboro .50 

" Arthur Pompy. Rocky Mount .50 

" S. L.Johnson, Spring Hill, 1.00 

" M. L. Johnscn, Halifax 1.00 

" J. H. Good 2.50 

" H. Benjamin . 2.50 

James Arrington, Heathsville .50 

Honorary Ordained Ministers 

Rev. A. C. Tillerv, Rocky Mount 

" J. S. Edwards 

" A. T. Thomas Garysburg 

" R. Shaw Halifax 

Deacons Who Paid Their Annual Fees 

Bro. R. W. Whitaker, Whitakers, $1.00 

" J H. Blacknall, Garysburg 2.00 

" Riley Lee 2.00 

" Dual Taylor, Battleboro . 2.00 

" J. M. Harding 1.00 

Roanoke Salem Baptist Church 13.35 



PROCEEDINGS 

Roanoke-Salem Baptist Church, Garysburg, N. C. 

September 25th, 1928. 
The Sixty-Second Annual Session of the JNeuse River Missionary 
Baptist Association met with the Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, 
Garysburg, N. C, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Pastor. Praise service was 
conducted by Revs. J. T. Johnson, N. S. Hargrave and M. H. Maho- 
gany. Rev. Johnson lined hymn No. 520, 1 love thy kingdom Lord, 
etc. Rev. N. S. Hargrave read the 22nd chapter of Proverbs. Rev. 
Mahogany led in prayer. Rev. Johnson sung, I'm going through. 
The Moderator was in the chair and after making some very timely 
remarks announced the meeting open for business. The program 
was read and after some discussion adopted, with women's session 
changed for Wednesday evening. Committees on hours of meeting, 
adjournment and enrollment were appointed. The President intro- 
duced Dr. A. W. Pegues, C. C Sommerville, Revs. Haywood, A C. 
Mathews and Persall. They made some very timely remarks. The 
Moderator appointed Committees on Finance, Missions, Sunday 
Schools, New Bodies and Education. The report of Committee on 
hours of meeting and adjournment was received and adopted. The 
offering was taken by Rev. A. C. Matthews amounted $7.39. Bene- 
diction by Rev. G. G. Edmonds. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Cevs. M. D. McRoe, T. S. Sikes 
and G. G. Edmonds. Rev. Sikes lined hymn No. 410, There is a 
Fountain filled with Blood, etc. Rev. Edmonds read the 24th Psalm. 
Prayer was offered by Rev. McRoe. Second hymn, I heard the 
voice of Jesus say come unto me and rest, etc. After which the 
Moderator announced the meeting opened lor business. Rev. T. V. 
Poster and alternate Rev. Green being absence a motion prevailed 
that Rev. Matthews would preace the annual sermon. Rev. Mat- 
thews was accompained to the rostrum with Rev. J. K. Ramsey who 
sang, Must Jesus bear the Cross alone andAll the World go free. 
He read for sceipture lesson 13th chapter of 1st Cor. Rev. G. W. 
Real offered prayer. Second hymn. In all my Lords' appointed 
ways was sung by Rev J. K. Ramsay. Rev. Matthews was fittingly 
introduced by Rev. Ramsey and took for his text, John 14:31, Arise 
let us go hense Subect: The Church called to action. He said that 
Gods' program was both constructive and destructive that there are 
old ideas that must be destroyed and new ones must take place. 
Rev. Matthews preached a very spiritual sermon full of truth and 
logic. At the close Rev. Ramsey sang, I shall not be moved, etc. 
Rev. R. C. Clark led us to a throne of grace in a very fervent prayer. 
Rev. N. S. Hargrove beautifully sung. Just beyond the Jordan River, 
etc. The Moderator introduced Dr. A. W. Pejiues of Shaw LJniver- 



sity. Dr. Pegues spoke on some of the problems Christianity is 
forcing upon us, the falling away of the youth from the Church. He 
said if the Grace of God cannot keep the educated youth in the 
Church it is a failure and lhat we should not only talk about Christ 
but preach Chiist. An offering was lifted by Rev. C. C. Staton to 
the amount of 19.19. Benediction by Rev. J. H. Martin. 

FIKST DAY — Evening Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. P. E. Dickens, W. L. 
Brown and J. T. Johnson. The Moderator was in the chair and an- 
nounced the meeting open for business. The minutes were read 
and adopted. Commiltee on examination and obituary were ap- 
pointed. The meeting was turned over to Rev. Blacknall for local 
I he choir favored us with a selection welcome address on part of 
the Church was delivered by the Pastor. Welcome on part of Sun- 
day School was delivered by Supt. Arrington. On the par! of the 
Home Mission Circle by Mrs. J. W. Blacknall was very much enjoy- 
ed- Bro. A. N. Rice welcomed us on part of community, fhe 
Moderator asked Rev. C. C. Somerville to respond to the welcome 
address. Dr. Somerville delivered an able address in way of res- 
pond. The Moderator presented Rev R. W. Underwood to preach 
the Missionary sermon. Rev. Underwood was acconpanied with 
Rev. A. Bell. Rev. Bell sang, I am going through, etc. Rev. Un- 
derwood arose and made some brief remarks took ior his text: Psalm 
45:3-4. Subject: The Onward March of Christianity. His outline 
was as follows: 

I. Person of the Messiah. 

(1) His Glorv. (2) His Magesty. (3) His Might. 

II. The cause of the Messiah. 

(1) Cause of truth. (2) Cause of meekness. (3) Cause 
of righteausness. 

III. Weapons of the warriors of Christ. 

Rev. Underwood seemed at his best everyone present enjoyed the 
message Prayer was offered by Rev. J. N. Boone. Offering was 
taken by Bros. A. I,. Jones and A. W. Wood, amount S6.25. Bene- 
diction by the Moderator. 

SECOND DAY -Morning Session. 

Rev's. S. Miller and E. D. Joyner conducted the praise service. 
The President in the chair and announced the meeting open for 
business. The Minutes of evening session were read and adopted. 
Mrs L. V. Mebane, Corresponding Secretary of the Woman's Auxil- 
iary came before the hou a e and asked the Association three ques- 
tions: 1st, Will we have an Auxiliary? 2nd. Are you going to stand 
by the Association? 3rd, Will we meet together hereafter? 



A motion prevailed that the questions be waived until after the 
Report of the Trustee Board. Rev. Parham Brewer sang, "I am not 
ashamed to own my Lord", etc. The Moderator called Rev. A. C. 
Tillery to the chair and ascended the rostrum to make his annual 
address. Rev. Tillery expressed himself as being glad of the oppor- 
tunity to act as Moderator and presented Rev. J. H. Martin who de- 
livered a very able address. A motion prevailed to place the Mod. 
erators Address in the hands of a Committee. 

After some discussion a motion prevailed that the Cooperation 
Committee, elected by this body to do Educational Work submit 
their report to the Trustee Board and Trustee Board make report to 
this body. Adjournment was in order, benediction by Rev. J. H. 
Martin. 

SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session 

The Moderator introduced the service by singing, '-On Christ the 
solid Rock I stand", etc. Rev. J. W. Lucas read the 55lh chapter 
of Isaiah. Rev. A. C. Tillery offered prayer. Song, "Go preach My 
Gospel saith the Lord", etc., was led by Rev. Lucas. 

The President announced the meeting open for business. The 
minutes were read and approved. The Moderator introduced Dr. 
C. C. Somerville, Dr. Somerville arose and after some timely re- 
marks took for his subject, Lott Carey's Challenge to Missionary 
Baptist, he made an earnest appeal for foreign Missions. A motion 
prevailed that rule of order be suspended and an offering be given 
for Foreign Missions. Revs. J. Y\ . Lucas and R. W. Underwood was 
asked to take the offering, amount $12.76. 

The Moderator introduced Dr. T. Shand, President of the Bethany 
Association of Virginia. Dr. Shand made some very timely remarks. 
M. E. Dubissette, M. D.. and Bro. T. S. Inborden were introduced 
also. A motion to hear report of Corresponding Secretary was adap- 
ted. The Treasurer's report was read and adopted. The Commit- 
tees report on New Bodies was adopted and the right hand of fel- 
lowship was extended to Bro. Western pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist 
Church. The Trustee Board reported and the report was adopted. 

Mrs. Alston was presented and gave the Association information 
concerning her splendid work as Missionary. Mr. J. F. Hayward, 
representative of the Union Reformer, Dr. M. E. Dubissette were 
presented and made some very timely remarks. Bro I. S. Inbor- 
den made some timely remarks concerning Parmele Institute, Shaw 
University and the Hospital at Enfield. Adjournment was in order. 
Benediction by the President. 

SECOND DAY — Evening Session 

Services in charge of Womans Auxiliary, (see Auxiliary minutes.) 



THIRD DAY- Morning Snssion 

Rev. A. C. Tillery lined hymn No. 416 and read for scripture 
lesson 24th chapter Matt. Rev. W. R. Blow offered prayer, Rev. 
Tillery sang, Amazing grace how sweet the sound, ebc. 

The president thanked bretheren for rendering praise service, an- 
nounced the meeting open lor transaction of business. The minutes 
of the afternoon session was read and adopted. The Moderator 
called for the Auditors report. 1 he Auditors report was adopted, 
after some discussion a motion prevailed that the Auditors report 
be brough back before the body and read again. A motion prevail- 
ed that the General Educational Association make its report to this 
body annuallv through the Trustee Board. The report of Com- 
mittee on Obituary was adopted, (See report.) '1 he President 
ruled that this body would suspense with business for a few minutes 
and give honor to our sainted dead. Re.v. A (J. Tillery sang Asleep 
in Jesus Blessed Sleep, Etc. Rev. Brown read the 90th Psalm, liev. 
A. I'. 1 homas offered a fervent prayer. Rev. Tillery sang Nearer 
My God to Thee. Rev. T. V. Eoster prayed earnestly with the 
power of the Holy Spirit. Servant of God well done, was spiritually 
sung. Dr. A (]. Matthews was asked to pray the closing prayer of 
the Eulagistic services. Rev. A. Hell sa- g. Lead me to the rock, 
etc. The Committees report on President's Address was received 
and adopted. Pro. C. P. Anthony was called and gave some infor- 
mation concerning past expenses of Parmele School. Adjourned 
for dinner. Benediction by Rev J. T. Johnson. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session 

fiie Moderator introduced the praise service with a hymn, sub- 
ject, "When I can read my title clear to Mansions in the Skies". 
Rev. J. T. Johnson read the 6th chapter of Galations. A very fer- 
vent prayer was offered by Rev. J. J. Edmonds. Rev. C. W. Ivey 
sung, "I love thy Kingdom Lord", etc. The minutes of the morn- 
ing session were read and adopted. Report of Committee on Pla< e 
was adopted, (see report.) The report on Resolution of thanks to 
the good people of Roanoke Salem Church was adopted, (see re- 
port.) The report of Committee on Resolutions was read and after 
some discussion the report was adopted in sections. The Moderator 
called for report of Committee on Officers and asked Dr. J. S. Rrown 
to preside. The report on Officers was adopted with Rev. J. W. 
Lucas to succeed Rev. F. L. Bullock (resigned) as Auditor. A mo- 
tion prevailed that the incumbent Ministerial and Trustee Boards 
succeed themselves, amended with Rev. A. C. Matthews name in- 
serted instead of Rev. C. C. Staton (moved). 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Corresponding Secretary offered his resig- 

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nation, a motion prevailed that liis resignation be placed in the^ 
hands of Ministerial Board, fiy motion Revs. J. H. Martin and J. 
W. Blacknall were elected as delegates to represent the Association 
in the Baptist State Convention. Benediction was in order. 

THIRD DAY— Evening Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. Paul Davis, R. Batts and 
A. T. Thomas. The moderator in the chair and announced the 
meeting open for business. The Committee on examination for Or- 
dination was read and adopted. Revs W. M. Bullock, J. H. Quinn, 
Paul Davis, W. H. Willie and R. B. Batts were asked to come for- 
ward to be set apart for the full work of the Gospel Ministry. 

The Moderator asked Rev. McK. Nicholson to preach the Ordina- 
tion Sermon. Rev. Nicholson was accompanied to the rostrum with 
Rev. A. Bell, Rev. Bell sung a spiritual song, Rev. Nicholson took 
for his text Gen. 5:24, And Enoch walked with Cod: and he was not: 
for God took him. Subject, Walking with God and the results, lie 
said that the text represented an example and our chief concern was 
to know how to emulate it. 

I Requirements of those who would walk with God. 

II Advantages of walking with God. 

III The outcome of walking with God. 

Rev. Nicholson closed his sermon by singing "I'm going through", 
etc. Rev. A. Bell offered a fervent prayer. The Ordination prayer 
was offered by Rev. C. W. Ivey. Rev. J. K. Ramsev delivered the 
charge. Rev. G. G. Edmonds with well chosen words presented the 
bible. The report of Committee on Finance was read and adopted, 
(see report ) Collection was taken by Hev. P. E. Dickens and 
McPeeple, amount S20.06. The Moderator sang "God he with you 
till we meet again," etc. 

The Association adjourned to meet with the Shiloh Baptist Church 
Scotland Neck, N. C Tuesday after the fourth Sunday in Septem- 
ber, 1929. Benediction by Rev. J. K. Ramsev. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD MEETING 

Garysburg, N. C, Sept. 27th, 1928. 
The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met Thurs- 
day evening Sept. 27th 1928 in Roanoke Salem Baptist Church to 
eiect Executive Board. A motion prevailed that the Executive 
Board succeed themselves. A motion prevailed that we ask the con- 
tinual service of Rev. J. W. Blacknall as Corresponding Secretary. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, President. 
Rev. McK. Nicholson, Rec. Secty. 



Revs. J. S. Brown, E. A. Taylor, A. T. Thomas, R. W. 
Underwood, A. C. Matthews, T. V. Foster and J. W. 
Lucas. Committee. 

We then listened to some remarks by Sister Olivia Alston 
who stated that she had raised about three hundred dollars 
($300.00) for the school while working on the field and 
since the Neuse River Association has agreed to the Gen- 
eral Association and school work, she wishes to know what 
to do with the money. After some discussion the board 
decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Presidents 
of the General Association, Revs. W. M. Wiggins, F. L. 
Bullock. J. W. Blacknall and Mrs. Olivia Alston. 

A committee was arpo'nted on ways and means to for- 
mulate plans by which the Churches of the Association 
should work until the next setting of the Association as 
there were no plans adopted by the body in session. 

The following persons were appointed, Revs. A. C. Mat- 
thews, E. A. Taylor. J. S. Brown. J. W. Blacknall, R. W. 
Underwood, T. V. Foster, S. Pittman. W. M. Wiggins, F. 
L. Bullock and Sisters L. V. Mebane. Carrie Lyons and 
Olivia Alston. The 1st. Baptist Church of Enfield, N. C, 
presented their letter for representation with a fee of 
eleven dollars and twenty five cents. ($11.25) 

Rev. M. L. Johnson came before ths Board for the pur- 
pose of being examined for ordination. The following 
named committee on examination were appointed Revs. 
N. S. Hargrove, J. S. Brown, E. A. Taylor, R. W. Under- 
wood and F. L. Bullock. 

The committee reported as follows, that we have examin- 
ed the applicant and find him well qualified for the work of 
the ministry. Therefore we recommend him to his church 
to be ordained at her own convenience. 

There appearing no other business the board adjourned 
to meet at the call of the president. 

Benediction by Rev. A. C. Tillery. 

Rev. J. H. Martin. President 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall. Cor. Sec. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD MEETING 
The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association 
met in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C. on 
Feb. 12. 1929. 

Devotional exercises were conductf d by Rev. A. C. Til- 
lery who lined and sang hymn No. 580 and read 10 verses 

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of the fifth chapter of 2nd. Corinthians. Prayer was offer- 
ed by Rev. Jackson Lyon. Sang hymn No. 760. 

The President pronounced the meeting open for business 
minutes of the previous session were read and approved. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall was called on to make a verbal re- 
port concerning the committee that was sent to confer with 
the General Association of Eastern. N. C. After remarks 
by some of the brethren concerning the report Rev. A. C. 
Matthews came forward with a written report of same. 
The report was received. He stated that the indebt- 
edness amounted to ($1263.77) one thousand two hundred 
sixty three dollars and seventy seven cents. The General 
Association Board asked the cc mmittee to pay six hundred 
dollars of this amount which they agreed to do. The min- 
isterial board adopted the report after agreeirg on four 
hundred dollars as their share. The matter pertaining to 
the settlement of the thousand dollars due the association 
January 1. 1929 by Bro C. P. Anthony was taken up, after 
some review of the same a motion prevailed that a com- 
mittee of seven be appointed to investigate the matter and 
that Bro. C. P. Anthony be notified at an early date that he 
can call his board to meet with the committee and settle- 
ment be made. 

Revs. R. W. Underwood, J. W. Blacknall, J. W. Lucas, 
McK. Nicholson, G. G. Edmonds, Amos Bell and T. V. Fos- 
ter, Committee. 

Recess for dinner. 

The afternoon session was called at 3 o'clock to ccmplete 
the work. It was stated that the minutes were ready for 
the press as soon as the Woman's work was completed. It 
Was also agreed that a letter be sent to the Churches asking 
that money be sent to the Cor. Secty., to pay expenses of 
the minutes. On motion that fifteen hundred minutes be 
printed. 

A report was brought before the Ministerial Board that 

Bro. Henry Hill of Baptist Church has abused 

the office of an ordained minister by administering the Lords 
Supper without being ordained, a charge was filed against 
him and the Cor. Secty.. was asked to notify him to meet 
the Ministerial Board at its next setting to show cause for 
so doing. 

On account of the lateness of the hour, on motion the Cor. 
Secty. was empowered to appoint Messengers for the differ- 
ent Asso., also to name Ministers to preach in the next ses- 

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sion of the Neuse River Association. 

There appearing no other business, the Board adjourned 
to meet at Crowell's X Roads Baptist Church near Enfield, 
N. C, Wednesday morning, March 10th, 1929. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, Pres. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Cor. Secty. 



REPORT OF MINISTERIAL BOARD MEETING 
MARCH 19th, 1929. 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met 
in joint session with Trustee Board and the Executive Board 
at the First Baptist Church in Weldon, N. C, March 19th, 
1929. Meeting was called to order by Rev. G. G. Edmonds, 
devotionals were conducted by Revs. J. W. Lucas and W. 
T. Johnson. The President announced the house ready for 
business. The minutes of the previous session were read 
and approved. Rev. C. Ivey was chosen to preach the Mis- 
sionary Sermon in the next setting of the Association. 

A motion prevailed that Revs. T. V. Foster and R. W. Un- 
derwood be placed on the Executive Board to take the places 
of the late Revs. J. S. Brown and J. D. McRae. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson made a statement concerning the 
Board not meeting with his church Crowell's X Roads and 
asked the reason why. The President stated why he chang- 
ed the place of meeting on account of some very important 
business which needed to be looked after. 

The Chairman of the Trustee Board. Bro. C. P. Anthony 
made a report stating that he had been unable to meet the 
payments on the property, bought by him. from the Neuse 
River Association, and further stated that he had five hun- 
dred (£500) dollars on hand now to be paid and asked that 
five hundred dollars and interest be taken off the one thous- 
and (£1.000) dollars now due. His request was turned over 
to the Trustee P>oard for consideration. Their report is as 
follows: We, the Trustee Board of the Neuse River Asso- 
ciation in session with the Ministerial and Executive Board 
of the same, in the First Baptist Church in Weldon, N. C, 
March 19, 1929. heard the report of Bro. C. P. Anthony in 
regards to his inability to meet the payments on the land 
purchased by him from the Association on account of the 
loss of the building and the condition and low valuation of 
the propertv. He. Anthony, stated that he has put forth 
his best, efforts in trying to sell the property for forty ("40) 

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dollars per acre, but failed to get more than twenty-five and 
thirty dollars per acre, he therefore appeals to the Trustee 
Board for mercy to the extent of deducting five hundred 
($500) dollars and back interest. We in turn feel that it is 
just and fair to grant the request, having heard and being 
acquainted with the situation of land etc., do hereby ask 
the Executive Board to affirm our appeal. 

Respectfully, 
M. E. Martin, F. W. Davis, Treas.. M. W. Wil- 
liams, I. J. Juno, R. N. Boone, C. C. John- 
son, R. A. Cheek, Sec. 
The report from the Trustee Board was received and re- 
ferred to the Executive Board for their consideration, their 
report follows: We, the Executive Board of the Neuse River 
Association in session in the First Baptist Church, Weldon, 
N. C, March 19, 1929. On account of the death of the late 
Rev. J. S. Brown Chairman of the Executive Board, Rev. 
A. C. Tillery was elected in his stead. The report of the 
Trustee Board was received and the following recommenda- 
tions were made: 1st. That Bro. C. P. Anthony turn over 
the five hundred (8500) dollars which he has in hand to the 
Treasurer of the Trustee Board, who shall turn it over to 
the Treasurer of the Neuse River Association. 2nd. That 
the request of Bro. C. P. Anthony for a reduction of five 
hundred (S500) dollars and back interest on note due May 
14, 1928 be referred to the next session of the Association 
for action. 3rd. Since Bro. Anthony says he will be unable 
to meet the payment of note for one thousand ($1,CC0) dol- 
lars due on May 14, 1929, that this also be turned over to the 
Association for investigation and consideration. 

Executive Committee, 
Revs. A. C. Tillery, Chairman, R. W. Under- 
wood, George G. Edmonds, Amos Bell, 
McK. Nicholson, T. V. Foster, J. W. Black- 
nail, Secty. 
The Ministerial Board called on to hear the report of the 
Executive Board, the Executive Board made their report as 
follows, (see report.) The report was received and adopted. 
Owing to the lateness of the hour, the Board adjourned 
to meet with Crowell's X Road Baptist Church, Tuesday 
April 16th, 1929. Closed with benediction. 

J. H. Martin, President. 
J. W. Blacknall, Cor. Secty. 

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The following named persons have been appointed to 
preach at the next setting of the Association. 
Annual Sermon — Rev. P. A. Ivey. 
Temperance Sermon — Rev. A. C. Tillery. 
Educational Sermon — Rev. N. S. Hargrave. 
Missionary Sermon — Rev. C. Ivey. 



CONSTITUTION 

Article I. — Name. 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

Article II. —Object, 

The object of this body shall be: 

1st. To promote the spreading of the Gospel in Home and Foreign 
lands, to insure a more intelligent Ministry and bring about a true Chris- 
tian fellowship among the churches of this Association. 

2nd. To help to maintain a school in Eastern North Carolina for relig- 
ious training of our youth . 

Article III. — Time and Place. 

The Association shall meet Annually on Tuesday after the Fourth Lord's 
day in September. 

Article IV. — Officers. 

The Officers of this body shall be President, one Vice-President, and 
four Vice-Presidents of which shall be Moderators of the Unions, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Statistician, Treasurer and 
Auditor who shall be elected annually to hold their Office until their suc- 
cessors are installed. 

Article V.— Duties of Officers 

1st. The President shall preside over this body, preserve order and 
see that the purposes of this Association are affected. He shall decide 
all questions for consideration, ascertain and announce decisions which 
shall be silently submitted to; unless, by an appeal by a two-third vote 
of those present. He shall appoint all committees. He shall strictly 
enforce the rules of the body. He shall see that each meeting is opened 
and closed with prayer. 

2nd. The rules governing the President shall be applied to any Vice- 
President in the chair. 

3rd. The Recording Secretary, who shall keep a correct record of the 
proceedings of the Association, compile the Minutes for the printing and 
shall be responsible for all letters and documents committed to his care. 

4th. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of 
this Association; inform the public; make appeal for and solicit a gener- 
al cooperation in the interest of the body. He shall record the proced- 
ings of both the Ministerial and Executive Board, write all orders issued 
on the Treasurer and report annually to the Association the same. He 
shall be furnished with postage and stationary at the expence of the As- 
sociation. 

5th. The Treasurer of this Association shall receive all funds contri- 

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buted to the body. He shall pay all orders presented to him from the 
body signed by the Corresponding Secretary and President. He shall 
keep an accurate account and report the same to the Association annu- 
ally. 

6th. The Auditor of this Association shall audit the annual account of 
the President. Secretaries and Treasurer, which shall be submitted to 
him (10) ten days before the Association convenes. 

7th. The Statistician shall collect, report and publish in the minutes 
annually the statistics of this body. 

Article VI. — Membership. 

The membership shall be composed of Pastors belonging to this Asso- 
ciation and Delegates sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained and licensed Ministers who are bonified members of 
their home churches. 

1st. Delegates coming from these churches shall be required to pay 
25c per member in regular standing in the church which they represent. 

2nd. Pastors are required to pay annually $5.00. 

3rd. Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not pastors are re- 
quired to pay $2.50 annually. Deacons are required to pay $2.00. 

4th. Annual members are required to pay $1 .00. 

Article VII.— Statistics. 

Letters received by this Association shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship, those baptized, those received by letter, those 
dismissed by letter, those excluded, those deceased and the number of 
Sunday School scholars enrolled since last Association. 

Article VIII. 

Members chosen to discharge these duties have no power over God's 
heritage nor shall they have ecclesiastical power over churches of this 
Association, and no church shall intrude on the power of the pastor while 
in faithful performance of his pastorial duties. No pastor of a church of 
this Association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the church shall 
have been paid. Any Minister or Ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with another Minister's church shall be dealt with by the Minister- 
ial Board as it thinks proper, and it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend and maintain 
the Constitution of the same. 

Article IX.— Church Letters. 

Any church desiring to become members of this Association shall peti- 
tion by letter or by messenger and upon examination, if found in order, 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the right hand of fellowship 
to the messengers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
church or churches desiring to withdraw from the Association, must do 
so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. When 
this Association has granted this requesr, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the 
Association receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, its or their connection with this Association shall cease. 

Article X. — Minutes. 

This Association shall furnish churches with minutes. The method of 
furnishing them shall be left to the Executive Board. 

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ARTICLE XI. 

The minutes of the previous session shall be read each session and cor- 
rected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire the 
reason that churches do not at any time represent in the Association. 

Article XII. 

This Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
which may violate the rules of this body. 

Article XIII. — Boards. 

There shall be a Ministerial, Executive, Trustee, Ordination: 

Duties. 

The Ministerial Board shall be composed of not more than twenty five 
members elected by the body to settle grievances of the churches in said 
Association and foster church extensions and provide for Superanuated 
Ministers. 

The duties of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have 
charge of all the business of the Association during its adjourn especially 
the payment of the Associations expenses, such as for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes, newspaper publications and official expenses of the 
President and Secretaries. The Board shall not be composed of more 
than seven, elected from the Ministerial Board. 

There shall be a Trustee Board of nine elected Annually by the Asso- 
ciation. The Trustee Board shall have power to Execute all Negotion- 
able instruments, transfer all property, sign all Mortgages and loans. 

Ordination. This Board shall be composed of five members elected by 
the body whose duty shall be to examine all applicants seeking ordina- 
tion and pass upon their literary qualifications and to make recommenda- 
tion of the same to the body authorizing them. 

Article XIV. — Auxiliaries. 

All Women Organizations and Unions connected with the churches of 
this Association are considered Auxiliaries to this body and that one ses- 
sion shall be given over to them during our Annual session for their re- 
port and works. 

Article XV. 

The President together with the Ministerial Board shall have power to 
call an extra session of the Association at any time he feel it necessary. 

Article XVI. 

This Constitution shall be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Association in session, providing a notice be given twelve months 
prior to the desired change. 



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OFFICIAL ROLL 

-OF THE- 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 



President, Mrs. E. T. Johnson Tillery, N. C. 

Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ramsom Garysburg, N. C. 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mt. N. C. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Maggie Speight Whitakers, N. C. 

Auditor, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid Mrs. E. T. Johnson 

Mrs. J. P. Ramsom Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Mrs. L. V. MeBane Mrs. J. S. Brown 

Mrs. Maggie Speight Mrs. C. L. Lyon 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony Mrs. M. E. Martin 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. Olivia Alston 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman Mrs. M. E. Sandlin 



UNION OFFICERS 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Vice-President, Mrs. Nellie Harding Jackson 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield 

Treasurer, Mrs. Hettie Clark Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount 



SPECIAL FIELD WORKERS 

Mrs. Olivia Alston, Mrs. Mary Clanton, Mrs. W. F. Hunter. 



COUNTY WORKERS 

Nash County — Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Mrs. S. A. Stovall. 

Edgecombe County — Mrs. Viola Robinson, Mrs. Rebecca Martin, Mrs. 
Ida Williams. 

Halifax County-Mrs. M. E. Sandlin, Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Mrs. B. B. Pitt- 
man, Mrs. W. T. Edmonds. 

Northampton County — Mrs. Sallie Laster, Mrs. Ester Crosland, Mrs. 
Nellie Harding, Mrs. J. P. Ransom. 

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ANNUAL DUES 

• 

Sister Ethel Macklin .25 

" Alice Smith .25 

" Maggie II. Lyon .25 

" Donney Taylor -25 

" Maggie L. Speight .25 

" Celia Anthony .25 

" W. T. Anthony .25 

" HettieClark .25 

" Mary Ileid .25 

" Olivia Alston -25 

" Ida Williams .25 

" Rosa L. Bellamy .25 

" Nannie L. Smith .25 

" Carolina Jones .25 

" Millie Lockhart .25 

" Lucy Rolland .25 

" Mary E. Sandlin .25 

'' Carrie Lyon .25 

" Cornelia Jenkins .25 

" E. W. Hunter .25 

" Mittie Dancy .25 

" Bettie Pittman .25 

" L. V. MeBane .25 

" S.J. Lassiter .25 

" J. P. Ransom .25 

" LuveniaHill .25 

" Mattie M. Faison .25 

" E. T. Johnson 25 

" J. W. Wood .25 

" M. E. Simpson .25 

" Nellie Harding .25 

Brother Hardy Powers .25 

Those Who Paid 50c and $1.00. 

Sister Margurite Hines $1.00 

Brother J. O. Rich 1.00 

Sister Johnie Summerell 100 

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" Millie A. Lockhart 1.00 

" Carolina Jones 1.00 

" Edd Taylor .50 

" A. L. Jones 1.00 

Deacon Boddy .50 

Rev. R. W. Underwood .50 

Mrs. Mattie M. Faison 1.00 

LIST OF CHURCHES 

Leggett Chapel, Tarboro, Mrs. F. A B. Martin $2 00 

First Baptist, Weldon. Mrs. Olivia Alston 1.00 

Roanoke Chapel, Carolina Jones 1.00 

Shiloh Baptist. Scotland Neck. Hettie Clark .. . 1.00 

Red Hill, Whitakers, Miss Ida Williams 100 

Jerusalem, Whitakers, Mrs. Maggie Lyon 1.00 

Red Hill Junior Circle, Whitakers, Miss Rosa Bellamy . 1.00 

Roanoke Salem, Mrs. J. W. Blacknall "" 1.00 

St. Paul, Enfield, Mrs. Mary B. Peebles 1.00 



PROCEEDINGS 



Garysburg, N. C, Sept. 26th, 1928. 
The Auxiliary of the Neuse Hiver Association assembled in iis 
twelfth annual session with the Missionary Circle of the Roanoke 
Salem Baptist Church, Garysburg, Northampton County. 

WEDNESDAY 3 P. M. 

After a spiritual praise service conducted by Sisters Ida Williams, 
Olivia Alston and L. V. Mebane. The Vice-President, Sister J. P. 
Ransome came forward and announced that the meeting was open 
and ready for the transaction of business. The choir sang, "Bless 
be the Tie that Binds" Then Sister Blacknall in well chosen 
words came forward and bade everyone welcome in behalf of the 
Church and Sunday School. Sister Ransome in behalf of the cir- 
cle. To these, Sister Olivia Alston ably responded sorg, "I'm 
Pressing On." 

Next in order was the enrollment of Delegates and the collection 
of the annual dues (see list and amount paid). The following com- 
mittees were then appointed: Fiance, on Hours, Election of Officers 
and Resolutions. At this point Sisters Baker and Pope from New 
Jersey were introduced, both gave interesting remarks. 'J hen Sis- 

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ter Mebane spoke of Sister Mariah Demey who was sick and unable 
to be present Mrs. Mebane suggested that we would cheer her by a 
little donation. Next was a discussion regarding the continuing of 
meeting with the brethren. Motion prevailed that the matter be 
tabled until the President's arrival. 

Meeting closed in order to meet with the brethren in joint ses- 
sion. 

Benediction by Sister Olivia Alston. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

The Auxiliary reconvened in session with the brethren. Sisters 
Ida Williams and Ella Sandlin conducted praise services. At the 
end of that service Sister E. T. Johnson led in giving expressions 
which were followed by many other sisteis. Rev. J. II. Martin. 
Moderator of the Association, gave interesting remarks. Bidding 
each and everyone to be strong and courageous. Then Bev. Amos 
Hell came forward to deliver the annual sermon. His text was 
from Corinthians 1:11, "For other foundation can no man lay than 
that is laid ." The subject was handled very well by the Minister. 
'On Calvary" was sung after the sermon. Deacon Hardy and Sis- 
ter Boberson from St. Stephen--, Tarboro were introduced to the 
Auxiliary. Deacon Hardy made biief remarks and then presented 
* 15 00 to the Auxiliary. Rev. P. L Boone and Sister Mary Reid 
were asked to lift the collection, $25 41 was raised. 

Benediction by the Moderator. 

SECOND DAY- Morning Session 

Praise service was conducted by Sisters Mebane, Alston. Anthony 
and Sandlin. After the spiritual meeting ended the President, Mrs. 
J. W. Wood came forward and announced the meeting open and 
ready for the transaction of business. Minutes of the first days ses- 
sion were read and received. The President then made her an- 
nual address and offered her resignation for the fifth time and she 
urged that the Auxiliary would please accept same. Motion pre- 
vailed that the resignation would be accepted. Unanimously the 
house consented to give to Sister Wood a standing vote of thanks 
for her excellent service rendered to the Auxiliary for the past twelve 
years. Next was the reports from the County Workers, Committee 
on Election of Officers and from the Finance Committee (see re- 
ports,) all were received and adopted. Auxiliary voted to donate 
the sum of £5.00 Sister Mariah Demery. 

Motioned by Sister MeBane and seconded by Sister Lyon that 
hereafter the Auxiliary will meet Friday before the \ bird Sunday in 
September of each year, motion adopted. After this Sisters Ida 
Williams and Rosa Bellamy invited the Auxiliary to hold its meet- 

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ing with the Missionary Circle of the Red Hill Baptist Church, Whit- 
akers, N. C, Friday before the third Sunday in September, 1930. 
Benediction by Sister J. P. Ransom. 

Mrs. E. T. Johnson, President. 

Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Secretary. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Madam President, Officers and Members of the Auxiliary, we your 
Committee on Officers beg leave to make the iollowing report. We 
recommend the following ones to you for your Officers lor the next 
term. 

President, Mrs. E. T. Johnson. 
Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom. 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon. 
Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane. 
Treasurer, Mrs. Maggie Speight. 
Auditor, Mrs. B. B. Pittman. 

Humblv sumbitted, 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid 
Mrs. Mamie Simpson 
Mrs. Hettie Clark 
Mrs. W. T. Edmonds. 

Madam President, Vice, Officers and Members of the Auxiliary, 
we beg leave to make the following report for the year of 1928. 
Received irom the following: 

Nash County, Mrs. M. E. Simpson ,.$ 2 00 

Edgecombe County, Mrs. Viola Robinson 15.00 

Halifax County, Mrs. Ella Sandlin 9.00 

Halifax County, Mrs. C. L. Lyon 1.00 

Halifax County, Mrs. W. T. Edmonds 10 00 

Northampton County, Mrs. Esther Crosland 4 85 

Northampton County, Mrs. S. J. Lassiter 3.11 

Collected from Annual Dues 850 

Collected from Churches and Circles 10.00 

Collected from Public Collection 25.41 

$88.87 
Humbly submitted, 

Mrs. Maggie Speight 
Mrs. Carolina Jones 
Mrs. S. J. Lassiter. 



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STATISTICAL 



CHURCHES 



COUNTY 



St. Mark 

Hickory Viaw 
Jerusalem... 
Mt Hermon 

Ministers- Deacon Union 

Mt. Olive 
Morning; Star. 

Salem Chapel 

St. Luke 

1st Baptist Battlehcro. 

Hearts Chapel 

New Hope 

Mission Baptist Z.Z.Z.Z.Z.ZZ 

St. James 

Bethlehem .. 

St Stephen Z.ZZ.Z.Z.Z.Z. 

Union Branch.. 
B.Ed Hill 

Eastern Star ".'""' 

North End Baptist 

Leg-setts Chapel 

Little Zion 

Carters Chapei 

1st Baptist, Halifax 

1st Baptist, Enfield 

1st Baptist, Roanoke Kapids 

Galilee 

Daniel Chapel 

Zion Hill 

Cedar Creek ZZZ. 

Simmons Grove 

West Union 

Chestnut Grove 

1st Baptist, Weldon 

Bleasant Hill 

St. Beters 

Bleasant Hill 

Mt. Calvary 

While Oak 

Lincoln Heights 

Shiloh, Scotland Neck 

Tillerys Chapel 

New Bethel 

Smith Chapel 

Lebanon 

Quankey 

St Ohapel ZZZ. 

Righteous Grove 

Allen Grove 

WhiteHill 

Smith Chapel 

St. Paul 

Crovvell 

Spell Branch 

Shiloh 

St. Paul 

St John 

New Hope 

L ttle Hope 

Sandy Faulk 

Fhenezer 

Mt Carmel 

1st Baptist, Rocky Mount 

Tar River Union 

ZionHill 

Roanoke Salem 

Oak Grove 

Hasket s Chapel 

C>.,lSprinc 

Hill Chapel 

Bethlehem 

Pinev Grove 

Falillo Chapel 

Boone Chapel 

Mt Zion 

Mt Hope 

Gaston 

Rnanoke Chapid 

A nderson Chapel ..... 

Jordan Hill 

Mason Grove 

1st Af. Baptist, Goldsboro 

1st Baptist, Freemont 

Union Grove 

Ch«rry Chapel 

Ellen Grove 

Calvary , 

1st Baptist, Middlesex 



Edgecombe 



Halifax 



Nash 



Pitt 

Warren 

Brnnswick, Va. 

Wayne 

Warren 
Wilson 



Nash 



PASTORS AND P. O. 



CLERKS AND P. O. 



DELE 



P E Dickens Rocky Mt. 

N S Margrave Parmele 

J C Scott Rocky Mt. 



H Drake 

J R Green 

K. C Clark. ...Scotland Neck 

W Lane 

J D McCrae Wilmington 

B Powell 

i ' L Lawrence ...Rocky Mt. 

J A July 

J H Martin 

RC Clark 

T V Foster Rocky Mt. 

SS Pittman Rocky Mt 

U G Moye 

C T Everett 

J W Lucas Rocky Mt 

T V Foster Rucky Mt 

M H Mahogny Suffolk 

E A Taylor.. Scotland Neck 

P A Ivey Rosemar> 

J D McCrae Wilmington 

F A Ivey Rosemary 



< ) M James 

E A Taylor Scotland Neck 
R C Clark ...Scotland Neck 

H V Rowden Weldon 

H V Bowden We'don 

W L Brown Tillery 

A C Matthews Weldon 

G G Edmonds Weldon 

J J Edwards 

D L Tillery Rich Square 



P A Ivey 

W T Edmonds 

W M Wiggins Spring Hill 
W M Wiggins. Spring Hill 

J T Johnson 

,S Pittman Rockv Mt. 

!j S I.vrn 

WTEdmmds 

P A Ivey 

P. M Moore 

r S Sykes 

T S Sykes 

H H '-•all Scotland Neck 

P L Boone Suffolk 

McK Nicholson Enfield 

E M Weston 

I S Ridd ck Parmele 

E D Taylor Nashville 

J H Martin Rockv Mt. 

J C Scot' 

TV Foster Rockv Mt 

J S Stokes 

T V Fos'er Rocky Mt. 

P E Dickens Rocky Mt. 

J S Rrown "oc'-iy Mt. 

T V Foster President 

R N Boone 

J W Blacknall....Garvsbnrg 

WT Edmonds Weldon 

J E Cherry Garvshuvg 

'•' L Bn'lock 

I E Cherry 

P r Davis 

McK Nicholson Enfield 



K E Grant 

F L Bullock Enfield 

I, T Barnes 

W T Edmonds Weldon 

S Pittman 

Elijah Harris 

B Bullock Mason 

O B Alston 

R WTTnderwood. Goldsboro 

D J Avery Duiham 

P E Dickens 

P E Dickens 

E D Joyner 

.1 W Watson Wilson 

J S Lyons 



Maggie Hines.-.hocky Mt 
Gilbert Batten Whitakers 

R M Jones Rocky Mt. 

A T Thomas Garysburg 

Sallie Wright 

A Pittman Batileboro 

Mittie Kerney Tarboro 

T P Bullock 

S Odem 

Turner Kilbry 

W Revis 

Mary Rope 

M G Marshall Rocky Mt. 

P E Key 

^J Lane 

C B Davis 

rt E Quinechett 

S H Lawrence 

A S Speight Rocky Mt 

ij L A vent 

J R Merrit Halifax 

H Bower Rosemary 

Alex Arrington 

Jacob Howington.... Enfield 

J W Wilkins 

M B Morrow Ti lay 

■5 F Solomon 

G S Alston : 

J R Whitaker Halifax 

John Dowtin 

John Vinson 

J H House 

J H B yd Weldon 

W M Scott 

L B Barnes Weldon 

"' Moore 

Willie Smith 

F W Wilkins 

M B Smallwood 

H H Arrington 

T R Jones 

Miss Carrie Lowe 

W M Smith 

; C Williams 

F E Howard Rosemary 

John Fox 

L Hunter 

Albert Ausby 

L Hendr cks 

J W Boyard 

D Moore 

J J Johnson Enfield 



f E Dickens.... 
N S Hargrave 



J S Jones, Sec 

H Drake 

D Taylor 

M Heiiton 

W Lane 

A Whitaker... 

A M ses 

W (j Grant 

J A July 

F W Davis 

R W Whitake 

W H Heart 

" Dauphtry... 
W E Quienche 

A W Wocd 

J W Lucas 

T V Foster 

J Magee 

C C Johnson... 
Jacob Howing 



Lewis Harrison. .Whitaker 

F L Harrison R< cky Mt 

W L Lv.ms Rocky Mt. 

H R Ricks 

W H Wilder 

M ELUster 

Lewis Pittman.. Rocky Mt. 
T W Williams. ...Rockv M- 
W Grant Rocky \ t. 



W Bl?.c';r,all 

A N Ri^e 

E G Kikes Gari.^ 

1 H Johnson Jackson 

J A Owens 



v C. Coats 

M C Peeple Jacksoi 

A M Harrison 

Spercer Owen 

R P Ivey 

H Rattle Jackson 

Sol VinFon 

VI W Amos 

I H Redman 

Mary George Macon 

Dasie Bradley 

J A Sampson 

A M Brooks....'. Freemont 

D L Richardson. Freemont 

VTary Lawrence 

Rachel Perry 

r.aura Hsrren Wilson 

CC Taylor Middlesex 



N T Ecmonds 
L A Francis, 1 
GS Alston, O 

J W rattle 

J o Putney 

John Vinson .. 

J H House 

C An hony, A 
W W Hardy, J 

L B Barnes 

D L Tilkry 

M Fenner 

W H Burt 

.) J Smallwood 

S Smith 

M L Jc hnso ... 
I J Juno 



A L Simons, V 

J T Ivey 

M Davis 

J Coleman 

TS Sikes 

A Anderton... 

Ry Letter 

W M Sandlin, 

SGaiy 

General Yarb< 



M A J .nes, W 

H R Ricks 

A L Jones, C 1 
s H Dimsey, J 

J E Clark 

f E Dickens 

i Lawrence. ... 



I H r lacknall.. 
D I Phnrm, A 

E G Sikes 

Sam Goxl 

M Miles 



G T Young, R 1 
M C Peeple, W 

I Vinson 

C Whitaker 

VV N Faison, B 
P L Jeffries, N 

Geo Hicks 

J Pittman 

Jas Moore 

Preston Boyd... 

J H Morny 

R W U"nderwo< 



D L Richardso 

B E Dickens 

Rachel Perry.. 
J W Watson 



By Letter.. 



MINUTES 

—OF THE- 
SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

— M)F THE- — 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE— 

Shiloh Baptist Church 

Scotland Neck, N. C. 
September 24-25-26th, 1929. 




The Next Session to be held with the Eastern Star 

Baptist Church, Tarboro, N. C, beginning 

Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday in 

September, 1930. 



MINUTES 

—OF THE- 
SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

-HELD WITH THE— 

Shiloh Baptist Church 

Scotland Neck, N. C. 
September 24-25-26th, 1929. 




The Next Session to be held with the Eastern Star 

Baptist Church, Tarboro, N. C, beginning 

Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday in 

September, 1930. 



OFFICERS 



President Rev. J H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Vice-President Rev. G. G. Edmonds, Weldon, N. C. 

Recording Secretary Rev. McK Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, N. C. 

Treasurer Brother M. E. Martin, Thelma, N. C. 

Auditor Rev. J. W. Lucas, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Statistician Rev. C. T. Everett. Kelford, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Rev. W. M. Wiggins, (Chairman) Spring Hill 

" T. V. Foster Rocky Mount 

" McK. Nicholson Enfield 

" G. G. Edmonds Weldon 

" A. Bell Weldon 

" N. S. Hargrave Parmele 

»* F. L. Bullock Enfield 



TRUSTEE BOARD 



Brother C. P. Anthony, (Chairman) Weldon 

" F. W. Davis Rocky Mount 

M. E. Martin Thelma 

R. A. Cheek Weldon 

" I. J. Juno Enfield 

R. N. Boone 

44 ' A. W. Wood Tarboro 

44 Amanuel Whitaker Enfield 



EXAMINATION BOARD 



Rev. J. H. Moore, D. D., (Chairman) Rocky Mount 

Rev. E. A. Taylor... Scotland Neck 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Garysburg 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave Parmele 

Rev. A. T. Thomas Garysburg 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

J. W. Blacknall Garysburg 

W. S. Miller >s(_ Weldon 

G G. Edmonds^rr> -^fct-- Weldon 

A. T. Thomasl 1 . . _ .ft lA^i^Zu^^ *- -f Garysburg 

W. P. Purnell V. y . . . . ^J.. J$*-im*-4 . . rWeTdWi 

A. C. Matthews _X ^..-jC Weldon 

A. Bell A Weldon 

R. W. Underwood .V. Goldsboro 

P. A. Ivey f. Halifax 

J. W. Lucas 1. Rocky Mount 

W. T. Edmonds ^ Weldon 

P. E. Dickens R«.cky Mount 

McK. Nicholson V Enfield 

T. V. Foster.. .. Rocky Mount 

S. Pittman Rocky Mount 

E. A. Taylor .„... V Scotland Neck 

W. M. Wiggins V. Spring Hill 

N. S. Hargrave Parmele 

R. J. Johnson Halifax 

D. L. Tillery Rich Square 

C. P. Ivey Rosemary 

I. S. Riddick Parmele 

F. L. Bullock J$- Enfield 

R. N. Boone ^ 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND PASTORS 



Rev. G. G. Edmonds Su Weldon 

T. V. Foster, 413 Carolina Avenue Rocky Mount 

A. Bell, Box 423 .y, Weldon 

G. W. Beal L.. Jackson 

N. S. Hargrave Richmond, Va. 

W. M. Turner Jackson 

I. D. Scott v£ Weldon 

E. D. Joyner, R 1, Box 174a f Rocky Mount 

W. E. Lane, R4 %4 ...' Tarboro 

S. Pittman, P. 0. Box 62 |. Rocky Mount 

J. E.Armstrong, Box 77 Battleboro 

R. C. Clark, R 1, Box 75 X Scotland Neck 

T. B. Bellamy, R 1 %—L Whitakers 

V. G. Moye ^ Kinston 



J. W. Lucas, 411 Penn Avenue Rocky Mount 

W. Porch Garysburg 

McK. Nicholson, P. 0. Box 242 _.__Enfield 

T. S. Sykes Halifax 

J. T. Johnson, R 2, Box 107a Halifax 

W. M. Wiggins Spring Hill 

J. R. Green, Box 57 Wei don 

J. H. Moore, D. D . Rocky Mount 

J. H. Graham 

J. H. Martin Rocky Mount 

W. T. Edmonds Weldon 

P. E. Dickens, 200 Harrison St Rocky Mount 

J. D. McRae, 503 N. 7th St Wilmington 

J. W. Blacknall Garysburg 

W. S. Miller Weldon 

R. W. Underwood Goldsboro 

P. A. Ivey Halifax 

E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck 

I. S. Riddick v _ Parmele 

R. N. Boone *_"_ Seaboard 

F. L. Bullock . Enfield 

A. C. Matthews Weldon 

H. H. Hall Scotland Neck 

C. M. Day, Box 111 Weldon 

P. L. Boone Suffolk, Va. 

W. E. Bullock, 803 E. Grand Avenue Rocky Mount 



HONORARY ORDAINED MINISTERS 



Rev. J. C. Edwards 

" A. T. Thomas Garysburg 

" R. Shaw Halifax 



LICENTIATES 

Bro. Chas. Wilson . 

" W. M. Pinkston Rocky Mount 

" J. H. Hill _~_ 

" D. Wimberly 

" A. Pompy Rocky Mount 



PROCEEDINGS 



Sliiloh Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, N. C. 
September 24th, 1929. 

The Sixty-Third Annual Session of the Neuse River Baptist Asso- 
ciation met with the Shiloh Baptist Church, Scotland Neck, N. C, 
Kev. W. M. Wiggins, Pastor. Rev. J. H. Martin was in the chair. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. S. Pittman and W. S. Mil- 
ler (30 minutes). Rev. R. W. Underwood led in giving thanks, fol- 
lowed bv Rev. J. H. Martin. Rev. A. C. Matthews made some very 
touching remarks and mentioned those who had gone in the Great 
Beyond. Rev. J H. Martin sung, "Am I a soldier of the Cross," 
etc., Rev. W. S. Miller spiritually sung, "I found Jesus overinZion," 
etc Remarks by Rev. R. N. Boone. I am happy in Jesus alone 
was led by Rev. A Bell. Remarks by Rev. P. A. Ivey. Deacon A. 
W. Wood arose and gave thanks, followed bv others. Deacon C. C. 
Johnson sang, "Down at the Cross," etc. The Committee on Hours 
of meeting and adjournment was appointed. Rev. P. A. Ivey led us 
to a throne of grace in a very fervent prayer. The report of Com- 
mittee on Hours of meeting and adjournment was adopted. Bene- 
diction by Rev. W. S. Miller. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Rev. S. L. Johnson and P. A. 
Ivey. The Moderator was in the chair and announced the meeting 
open for business. The minutes of morning session were read and 
adopted. Committees on Finance, Missions, New Bodies, Sunday 
Schools, Education, Place and Temperance were appointed. Rev. 
N. S. Hargrave sung, "Draw me nearer Blessed Lord", etc. The 
Moderator presented Rev. P. A. Ivey to preach the Annual Sermon, 
Rev. Ivev was accompanied by Dr. J. H. Moore of Rocky Mount, Dr. 
Moore made some brief remarks, Rev. P. A. Ivey took for his text 
5th Charter 2nd Cor. 11th Verse, subject, The real Grand Work of 
Ministerial Persuasion, Rev. Ivey preached a very helpful and spiri- 
tual sermon, he warned the Ministers to live clean lives and preach 
the gospel of the Son of God. Rev. J. T. Johnson san£, "On Calvary." 
A collection was taken by Revs. A. C. Matthews and J. T. Johnson, 
amount $10.35. Benediction by the President. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

Revs. P. E. Dickens, J. W. Watson and W. P. Purnell conducted 
praise service, Rev. Dickens sang Hymn No. 800, "Go preach My 
Gospel saith I he Lord", etc , Rev. Watson read the 3rd Chapter of 

5 



St. John, Rev. Purnell offered prayer, Rev. Dickens sang Fhmn No. 
704. The Moderator was in the chair, announced the meeting open 
for business. The minutes of the Afternoon Session were approved. 
Dr. C. C. Sommerville was presented and made some very timely re- 
marks. Dr. C. C. Clark of Scotland Neck was presented to conduct 
the local Program. The choir rendered excellent Music (subject) 
The Church in the Wild Woods. Welcome address on behalf ol the 
Sunday School was delivered by Supt. Paul E. Shields. Trio, Life 
is like a Mountain Railroad was beautifully sung. Welcome on be- 
half of the Church Auxiliaries was delivered by Mrs. Hattie Brantley. 
Music by the Choir (subject) In the Garden. Rev. W. M. Wiggins, 
(Pastor) came forward and with words of eloquence delivered a very 
splendid address of welcome, after which the Choir rendered Music. 
Kev. E A. Tavlor wilh words of oratory welcomed us on behalf of 
the local Ministry. Rev. N. S. Margrave with well chosen words re- 
sponded to the many addresses of welcome. A Committee on Obit- 
uary was appointed. After some discussion a motion prevailed that 
the Memorial Service preceed the Educational Sermon. Rev. A. C. 
Tillery Programed to preach the Temperance Sermon, being called 
to the great beyond, the Moderator asked Kev. J. W. Lucas to preach 
said Sermon. Rev. T. V. Foster lined Hymn No. 196, "Come Holy 
Spirit Heavenly Dove", etc , Rev. Lucas took for his text Mica 2:10, 
Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest, Rev. Lucas, delivered 
a very strong sermon and closed by singing, "There is rest for the 
Weary", etc. Rev. Foster prayed very fervently. Rev. A. Bell sang, 
"If I could hear my Mother pray again". Rev. P. E. Dickens fdled 
with the spirit made some very encouraging remarks. Rev. N. S. 
Hargrave sang, 'T am going through", etc. A collection was coun- 
ted by Bros. J. S. Johnson and Arrington, amount $11.32. Benedic- 
tion was in order. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

The Vice-Moderator was in the chair. Devotional exercises were 
conducted by Revs. I. D. Scott and M. James The Secretary be- 
ing out the minutes were deferred. The Association decided to hear 
Rev. C. C. Sommerville, Rev. Sommerville spoke on Regeneration 
and also represented his work on his Tribute to the Colored Youth. 
Music followed. The Moderator presented Rev. J. H Martin to de- 
liver his Annual Address which was very good. Amotion prevailed 
that the Presidents Address be placed in the hands of a Committee. 
The report of the Corresponding Secretary was adopted. After some 
discussion a motion prevailed to adopt the report of Treasurer and 
Auditor. The Moderator presented Dr. J. H. Moore to discuss the 
Topic, subject, The Mission of the Church, Rev. Moore beautifully 
sang, "Go preach My Gospel saith The Lord", etc , and took for his 
theme, Upon this rock I will build My Church, he spoke of the Scrip- 



tural Officers, Ordinances of the Church and how thev should func- 
tion, the relationship of Pastor and Deacons, also stated that the ob- 
ject of the Church was to save men from their sins. Revs. J. W. 
Blaeknall and R. W. Underwood took an offering for our Superanuat- 
ed Ministers, amount $15.00. Benediction was in order. 

SECOND -DAY Afternoon Session 

The Vice-Moderator was in the chair. The Devotionals were con- 
ducted by Revs. W. M. Lynch and K. M. Moore. The minutes of 
last evening and morning session were adopted. Committee on 
Obituaries reported and same was adopted R. S. Johnson brought 
greetings from the M. B. Poor Saints Association. Revs. W. Jones, 
C. C. Staton and A C. Matthews were asked to take charge of the 
Eulogistic service, Rev. Jones sang, "Servant of God well done", etc.. 
Rev. Matthews read the 90th Psalms, prayer was offered by Rev. 
Jones, Rev. Staton led in singing, ik ln that City", names of Ministers 
and Deacons who had left us since our last session were read and 
words of condolence and songs led by the brethren were much en- 
joyed. After the Eulogistic service Prof. T. S. Inborden was called 
on and made some very timely remarks. Dr. M. E. Dubisette of 
Enfield Community Hospital was presented and spoke on Education, 
his Health Program and the Hospital work in general. Prof W. C. 
Carver, Eield Secretary of Shaw University was fittingly introduced 
by Dr. Dubisette and after some brief remarks by Prof. Carver the 
Moderator presented Rev. John L. Til He, Dean of Shaw University 
who spoke very brit fly. Benediction was in order. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

After a very well conducted praise service by Revs. J. T. Johnson, 
C. C. Sommerville and A. T. Thomas. The Moderator announced 
the meeting open and ready for business. A motion prevailed to 
adopt the minutes of the afternoon session. The Committee on 
Officers reported, the Moderator vacated the chair and Rev. C. C. 
Staton was asked to take the chair in order that the report on Officers 
might be adopted, after some discussion a motion prevailed that the 
President would take the chair and the Trustee Board make its re- 
port, the report was deferred and the Choir sang, "Standing on the 
Promises of God." Rev C. C. Staton read Romans 8:13, Rev. R. C. 
Clark led in prayer, the Choir beautifully sang, "Love lifted me", 
etc. The Moderator presented Dr. A. C. Matthews to preach the 
Doctrinal Sermon, Rev. Matthews took for his subject, The Ordinan- 
ces of the Lords Supper, Text Luke 27:19-20, Rev. Matthews spoke 
of the sacredness of the Lords Supper, the only rightly participants 
and the cause of spiritual weakness due to lack of taking the supper. 
Rev. T. V Foster fervently prayed. Bros. A. Northington and A. W. 
Wood took the offering, amount $11.20. 



A motion prevailed after some discussion to adopt the report of 
the Ministerial, Executive and Trustee Boards combined. 'J he re- 
port on Officers was brought before the house, a motion was made to 
adopt the report, a substitute motion prevailed to elect the Officers 
by acclimation, Revs. J. H. Martin, J. W. Blacknalland F. L. Bullock 
were nominated for President, Rev. Martain received a majority vote 
and was unanimously elected as President for the ensuing )ear. A 
motion prevailed that the motion to elect by acclamation be resend- 
ed and the remainder of the report be adopted as brought before the 
house. After some discussion a motion prevailed that the Sisters be 
given Thursday afternoon to hold their meeting. 1 he report of 
Committee on New Churches was received and adopted. Benedic- 
tion by the Moderator. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session 

The Vice-Moderator appointed Bevs. C. W. Ivey and R. B. Broady 
to conduct the devotional exercises. After the devotional exercises 
the Moderator stated the meeting open for business. The Commit- 
tee on Sunday Schools reported and said report was adopted by sec- 
tions, the second section being voted out. After some discussion 
the Moderator ruled that the Committees report on Place be recom- 
mitted. The Committees report on Wavs and Means was adopted 
in sections, the first section being tabled, the third amended and last 
section voted out. A motion prevailed that money for the expense 
of the Ministerial School be taken from the Educational Fund. The 
Committees report on Place was adopted. The Presidents Address 
was received and placed in the Committee on Ways and Means. A 
recommendation of the President to accept Dr. J. H. Moore, Revs. 
E. A. Taylor, J. W. Blacknall, N. S. Hargrave and A. T. Thomas was 
adopted. Benediction. 

THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. J. S. Lyons, J. W. Watson 
and R. N. Boone. The Moderator announced the meeting open for 
business. Minutes of the last evening and forenoon sessions were 
adopted. The Committees ieport on Temperance was recommitted. 
The Moderator presented Dr. C. C. Cartwright, President of the Bap- 
tist State Convention who spoke very earnestly concerning the work 
of the Convention and asked the Brethren to gather at its next ses- 
sion one hundred per cent. Rev. J. H. Moore brought us the sad 
intelligence of the serious operation which Rev. M. W. Williams had 
undergone and asked that a telegram of greetings and sympathy be 
sent him. The Association bowed in prayer led by Rev. J. H. Moore 
and followed by others for his speedy recovery. A motion prevailed 
that this Association go on record to plead with Prof. C. C. Spauld- 
ing (Mechanics Bank, Durham) to hasten to the aid of our Bank at 

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Wilson. Prof. C. F. Graves of Roanoke Institute was presented and 
made a very interesting appeal for his School. Rev. J. R. Coel of 
Baltimore was presented and made some very encouraging remarks. 
Rev. Clinton Ivey preached a very good Missionary Sermon from 
St. John, 12th chapter. Rev. Cherry offered prayer. The report on 
Finance was adopted. Benediction by President'. 



PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ADDRESS 

Brother Officers, Delegates and Members of the Neuse River Baptist 
Association, I bring you Greetings: 

God in His wise providence has permitted us to meet once more in our 
Annual gathering, which marks the Sixty-Third milepost in our journey. 
We have come and have much to rejoice over, and to give GoU praises 
and thanks for. As we cast our eyes backwards we note the progress 
that we have already made; and as we take a forward look we realiz-e 
that there is much beyond to be accomplished. Brethren let us apply our 
hands to the task. It is not my purpose to tickle your fancy with pleas- 
ing phrases, nor to waft you away on the wings of eloquence, if I could. 
Oh no, but rather to speak to you very plainly and sanely out of a heart 
full of love for each of you and with malice towards none of you. 

(2.) As I stand here I am thinking of weighter problems; I am think- 
ing of the work before us; I am thinking of kingdom building; I am think- 
ing of things eternal; I am thinking of our record, our consicenceandour 
God, when each of us must come into His presence and give an account 
of our Stewardship. 

(3. ) As a bodv we are beastful of our numerical strength, we are 
proud of our standing, representing as we do the largest Baptist unit in 
the State of North Carolina, and occupying a place second to none. A 
proud and enviable position. Brethren, God is expecting greater things 
and require more and better work at our hands. It is our bounden duty 
as members of this body to measure up to the great opportunities that 
are before us; to do good unto all mankind. The world is looking to us 
as Christians to be an example and to set the pace in all things that make 
for peace and prosperity. For wherever peace abounds prosperity pre- 
dominates. 

(4.) We realize that this has been a very strenious year, but let us 
leave it all to God. He is all sufficient to see us through. And so we 
have come to labor for the Masters cause; we have come to swap ideas 
and to exchange opinions; we have come to lift the standard, intellectu- 
ally and spiritually higher. Time calls us to this big task. Shall we tack- 
le it like men, or shall we fail as miserable weaklings in the struggle for 
supremacy. God forbid. 

"To the work, then, to the work, 

For we are servants of God. 
Let us follow the path, that our Master has trod, 

With the balm of His counsel, our strength to renew, 
Let us do w 7 ith our might what our hands find to do". 
OUR CHURCHES. 

Brethren, hear me in the name of God and the cause we represent. In 
looking over the field we view with some degree of alarm the condition 
of our Churches, which in a great many instances are tragical, pitiful in 
the extreme. We have formed some very definite and concrete ideas, 
and I am forced by conscience to pass them on to you out of a burdened 

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heart. I realize and am almost conscience that I am standing upon the 
brink of eternity's shores, and when I fail to point out to you some things 
that burden my heart, I would betray the cause of my Master and at the 
same time be derelict of a Christian duty to you. 

Our churches are lagging behind in things that spell progress to our 
great Baptist family. We long to see the day come when every Baptist 
church within our bounds will have preaching at least twice a month. 
Constant church services and preaching is necessary to the vital welfare 
of the sociai and spiritual advancement of every community life. As a 
great Baptist family we should take a step forward in this direction. I 
know that this is an advance idea and will meet with opposition from pas- 
tors with a narrow vision and who care more for personal gain than the 
welfare of the people. In this connection I would recommend that a 
commission be appointed to look into this condition of affairs and reporc 
at our next annual meeting. 

OUR EDUCATIONAL RECORD. 

I would be doing you an injustice were I to fail in citing to you some 
of the things, some of the errors that we have made with reference to 
our school work and activities. I realize that this is no time to grieve 
over spilled milk. We have made mistakes, abundantly; we have done 
things that we ought to have left undone, and we have left undone things 
that we ought to have dune. This is human. Its a wise man who makes 
a mistake and realizes it and changes, but a fool never. In making what- 
ever statements I am now abiu h . to make, I now desire to state to you 
frankly that I care not for the element of office nor the praises of men 
in the face of duty. I must be frank with you, my conscience and my 
God, and I crave your enculgence. I must confess that what we have 
done educationally seems almost a failure, and but naught. Our school 
project lay waste and we stand here today at the crossroads bewildered. 
When Moses the great leader of the children of Israel was bewildered, 
he sought wisdom from above, God told him to speak unto the children 
of Israel that they go forward. We are in a strange delemna and none 
but the wisdom of God can lead us oat and on to certain victory. Let us 
go forward. Our forefathers bought a school site and dedicated it to the 
educational advancement of their children, their grand children and un- 
born generations. They passed it on to our hands, and vouchsafed it to 
our care and keepings. It seems that it is about to be squandered Our 
efforts seems almost a monumental blunder and an absolute failure, un- 
less something is done at this Association to turn the tide in our favor, 
to salvage the remaining of their efforts. Let us stand face to face with 
the facts: We have not exercised due precaution and good business sense 
in the disposal of and the indebtedness of the proceeds arising from the 
sale of this property. We have been and are even now being criticised 
for our action in the matter. Where are we Brothers? Let us right 
about face and retrace our steps, with a view of saving the greater part 
of the heritage which our forefathers vouchsafed to us, forty generations 
will look down upon us if we falter in the trust. Brethren some business 
must be put into our business transactions or else we will be branded as 
simpletons in the business world. We have disposed of our property and 
apparently have squandered and failed to measure up to our expectations, 
and those dependent upon us for guidance. I have only one recommen- 
dation to make with reference to our school activities, and that is this 
to wit: That we demand a settlement of the Trustees from the sale of 
our school property, in the face of default of payments. And that the 
proceeds be invested in such dividend paying bonds as will yield not less 
than 5 per cent and that the proceeds from said bonds be used to estab- 
lish scholarships in some approved colleges or schools, and the same be 

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made available to worthy boys and girls of our Association. We are a- 
ware of the fact that we are indebted to the Higgs Roanoke Institute for 
our last years school activities and I would in this connection recommend 
that the same be paid. 

OUR FALLEN HEROES. 

We note with sadness the passing of our dear fellow laborers, men of 
untiring courage and faith. They have but gone the way that we too 
must go, and when that final summons come may we go with the full as- 
surance of having done our best in the Masters cause. The following 
brethren have departed from us. but thank God their spirit lingers with 
us still. Revs. J. S. Brown, Henry Drake, A. C. Tillery and Deacon W. 
M. Williams, Sr. These brothers wrought well, but today they are not 
here, they have fallen upon that eternal sleep which knows no waking. 
Let us pause to pay here a tribute of respect to each of them in the hope 
that we may catch a gleam of light and inspiration from their lives which 
were wholly given up to the Masters cause. 

We shall never forget to our dying day the zealous efforts of Dr. Brown 
to lift the standard of the Baptist denomination, he labored with that 
singleness of purpose that characterizes all great heroes of the cross. 
"This one thing I do " He gave unstinted of his -earthly means to fur- 
ther the cause of Christ, and died as he had lived, at his post of duty. 

Rev. Henry Drake, a veteran of the cross, who labored and toiled for 
nearly a half century in the Masters cause was a specimen of Gods nob- 
lest handiwork. Honest and straighforward through and through. There 
was naught of meaness in his bosom for any man. With him goodness 
was a paramount virtue. The world today is suffering for men of hon- 
esty and sobriety of his type. 

Last but not least our honored friend and brother, A. C. Tillery ans- 
wered the call a few days ago and caused our hearts to ache The angel 
of death summoned him to come up higher. The work of this Associa- 
tion laid dear to his heart. Always jovial, friendly, kind and stood by 
the administration with a loyalty that was phenominal Let us arise and 
sing, "Servants of God well done, rest from thy loved employ, the bat- 
tle fought, the victory won, enter the Masters joy. 

We also note with sadness the passing of Deacon Williams, one of the 
founders and fathers of our Association and School project who has gone 
on before, a Deacon and Member of the First Baptist Church of Halifax. 
He was truly a friend of ministers and believed in the importance of an 
education and trained ministery. May they all rest in peace. In the face 
of their passing let us close up ranks and fight for the right with all of 
our might. 

For right is right since God is right and right the day must win; 

To doubt would be disloyalty, and to falter would be sin. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Committee on President s Address 

We, the Committee on Presidents Address beg leave to report the fol- 
lowing: We recommend the wording of our Moderators Address. We 
further approve of his recommendations and refer same to the Commit- 
tee on Ways and Means Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave, Rev. F. L. Bullock, 

Rev. J. H. Moore, Rev. W. P. Purnell, 

Rev. R. N. Boone, Committee. 

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Committee on Constitution 

Notice filed that at the next meeting of the Neuse River Association, 
Article six in Constitution be revised to the end that we regulate the As- 
sociation tax. 

Signed. 

Committee on Temperance 

We; the Committee on Temperance beg leave to report as follows: 
Whereas we believe that the great and destructive habit of entemper- 
ance is responsible for the pang of sorrow and woe in homes and com- 
munities. And, whereas we believe the great waste of money and lives 
from this serious habit affects our civilazation. And whereas the dea- 
mon of intemperance has spread its venomus poison in the veins of Chris- 
tian religion. "We the Committee do ask that this grand old Association 
go on record to register against all manner of intemperance and encour- 
age and commend all Organizations to fight this evil. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. George Edmonds, Bro. John Rawls, 
Bro. E. H. Holly, Bro. James Moore, 

Bro. Baul R. Jones, Bro. John Herring, 

Bro. F. W. Davis, Bro. N. L. Smith, 

Bro. John Bragg, Rev. J. W. Watson, 

Rev. W. P. Purnell, Committee. 

Committee on Officers 

We, your Committee beg leave to submit the following: 

1. That the now acting Officers remain for the ensuing term with these 
changes. Rev. C. T. Everett as Statistician. 

2. Ministerial Board, Rev. R. Johnson instead of Rev. J. S. Brown (de- 
ceased) ; Rev. N. S. Hargrave replaced; Rev. D. L. Tillery instead of 
Rev. A. C. Tillery (deceased); Rev. C. P. Ivey instead of Rev. J. D. 
McRae. 

3. Trustee Board, Deacon A. W. Wood and A. Whitaker. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Rev. S. Pittman, 
Rev. T. V. Foster, Rev. R. N. Boone, 

Bro. A, Whitaker, Bro. J. J. Johnson, 

Bro. Cary Whitaker, Bro. E. G. Arrington. 

Committee on Place 

We, your Committee recommend that this Association will convene 
with the Eastern Star Baptist Church, Tuesday before the fourth Lords 
Day in September, 1930. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. P. A. Ivey, Rev. S. D. Hilliard, 

Rev. R. C.Clark, Bro. J. H. House, 

Bro A. Northington, Bro. J. S. Johnson, 
Bro. J. H. Palmer, Bro. D. E. Moore, 

Bro. J. H. Moore, Bro. B. H. Hill, 

Bro. W, L. Lyons, Bro. Chas. Lee, 

Bro. S. L. Johnson, Bro. D. Reed. 

Committee on New Bodies 

We, your Committee on New Bodies beg leave to make the following 
report: We have examined the Whitakers Chapel Baptist Church and 
find it in gospel order, the two dollars having been paid. 

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Respectfully submitted, 
Bro. R. B. Prince, Bro. N. T. Edmonds, 

Bro. Mark Hunter, Bro. A. B. Jones, 

Rev. W. S. Miller, Rev. P. E. Dickens, 

Rev. N. Hester, Committee. 

Committee on Missions 

We, your Committee on Missions beg leave to make the following re- 
port: Whereas, the cause of our Association is so important and where- 
as there is so much work to be dene, we recommend that this Associa- 
tion will hold the highest place in the fields of Missions. We also recom- 
mend that this Association will appoint more Missionaries to cultivate a 
better Mission activity in sending the gospel to foreign lands and culti- 
vate a better spirit of giving and living better lives as the representa- 
tives of Jesus Christ in the world. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. J. W. Lucas, Rev J. T. Johnson, 

E. D. Virgan, T. S. McKay, 

A. Deans, J N. Herring, 

J. McGee, Committee. 

Committee on Finance 
We, your Committee on Finance beg leave to make the following re- 
port: We have received from eighty-four churches $266.10 

Ministers Annual Dues 32.00 

First Day Afternoon Collection 10.32 

First Day Evening Collection 11.44 

Second Day Morning Collection 15.25 

Second Day Evening Collection 11.20 

Cash 2.00 

Education 8.00 

Total .$356.31 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bro. C. C. Johnson, Chairman Bro. I. N. Daniel, 
Bro. W. J. Jones, Bro. M. E. Martin, 

Bro. M. C. Peeble, Secretary. 

Committee on Sunday Schools 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools beg leave to report the follow- 
ing: We recommend that every Pastor will see to it that a Sunday 
School function in his Church. We recommend further that no Deacon 
be recognized as a legal officer who will not do his best in fostering the 
work of the Sunday School. Thirdly, we recommend that each Pastor 
from time to time will give the necessary information in the way of 
spiritual teaching to Superintendents and Teachers and that each School 
be governed by the same. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bro. F. A. B. Martin, Bro. Richard Branch, 

Bro. D. E. Moore, Bro. Lonnie Brinkley, 

Bro Willie Battle, Bro. W. G. Grant, 

Bro. Samuel Good. 

Committee on Obituaries 

W, your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to make the following re- 
port: Since our last sitting the death Angel has claimed and carried 
away the following brethren: 

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Ministers. 
Rev. J. S. Brown who was Pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rocky 
Mount; Rev. A. C. Tillery who was Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church, 
Tillery; Rev. Henry Drake who was Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 
Rocky Mount; Rev. R. B. Walston who was Pastor of Morning- Star, 
Rocky Mount. 

Deacons. 
Bro. A. Drewry, First Baptist, Wejdon; Bro. W. M. Bynum, Roanoke 
Salem, Garysburg; Bro. Isaiac Sumler, Shiloh, Whitakers; Bro. W. Sav- 
age, Tillery Chapel, Tillery; Bro. Chas. Lyons, Jerusalem, Whitakers; 
Bro. Lewis Shaw, St. Luke, Battleboro; Bro. E. H. Hicks, Jordan Hill, 
Macon; Bro. L. Shearin, Shepherd Grove, Weldon; Bro. W. E. Quini- 
chett, Red Hill, Whitakers; Bro. P. D. Dickens; Bro. C. H. Horner, St. 
John, Rocky Mount; Bro. Bert Hudson, Bethlehem, Whitakers. 

These our loved ones are gone from us in person, but shall ever live in 
our memory, 

Humbly submitted, 
Rev. J. T Johnson, Rev. C. W. Ivey, 
Rev. T. V. Foster, Rev. W. Jones, 

Bro. L. A. Johnson, Bro. M. L. Johnson, 
Bro. R. Lawson, Bro. T. H. Newell, Sec. 



AGREEMENT 

This Agreement made and entered into this the 25th day of September 
1929 by and between C. P. Anthony of Halifax County, State of North 
Carolina, party of the first part, and the Ministerial, Trustee and Execu- 
tive Boards, parties of the second part, we the parties of the second part 
do agree with the party of the first part. 

(1). To discount the interest that is now due until after maturity, 
May 14th, 1930. 

(2). That the face value of notes remain the same and be paid as fol- 
lows, viz: 

Five hundred dollars ($500.00) Jan. 1st, 1930; Five hundred dollars 

($500.00) Jan. 1st, 1931; Five hundred dollars ($500.00) Jan. 1st, 1932; 

Five hundred dollars ($500.00) Jan. 1st, 1933; Five hundred dollars ($500. 

00) Jan. 1st, 1934. Interest to begin after maturity of old notes. 

Ministerial Board 

R. W. Underwood, Chairman. J. W. Blacknall, Sec'y. 

Trustee Board 

C. P. Anthony, Chairman, M. E. Martin, R. A. Cheek, Sec'y. 

Executive Board 

N. S. Hargrave, Chairman. McK. Nicholson, Sec'y. 



Executive Board Neuse River Association 
The Executive Board of The Neuse River Association was called in ses- 
sion in Shiloh Baptist Church, Scotland IS' eck, N. C, Sept. 27th, 1929. 
Rev. W. M. Wiggins was elected President. The Board proceeded to 
allow the following accounts. 

Trustee Board, (forty dollars) $40.00 

Moderator, (twenty-five dollars) 25.C0 

Carfare 10.00 

Vice-Moderator 12.50 

Secretary 30.00 

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REPORT BLANK 



The Baptist Church 

of County, State of 

To the Neuse River Missionary Baptist Association 

which convenes with the Baptist 

Church, Tuesday after the Fourth Sunday in Sept. 19 

Dear Brethren— GREETING 

We send to represent us 

By We send you the sum of % 

for the objects of the Association. Slatistic for 19 

Sabbath of Worship , Baptized , Received by Letter 

, By Experience of Grace , Restored 

Dismissed by Letter v' , Excommunicated. , Deaths 

Male Membership , Female Membership , Total 

Membership , Value of Church Property $ 

Money sent to this setting of the Association. Representation Fee 

$ , Mission $ , Education $ _ 

Shaw University $ , Secondary Schools $ 

Superanuated Ministers $ , Money sent to the objects of the 

Association since its last regular setting. Foreign Mission $ .__ , 

Home Mission $ __■_ , State Mission $ . , Shaw Uni- 
versity $ £.-.__ , Ministerial Education $ , Secondary 

Schools $ i , Pastors Salary $ , No. Ordained 

Ministers , No. Licentiate Ministers . 

Pastor P. 0. 

Clerk P. 0. 

Send our minutes to R. F. D. 

„Box . Done by order of the church in its regular 

meeting the day of . _. 19 



Corresponding Secretary - 40.00 

Stationery 15.04 

Executive Board 35.00 

State Convention 25.00 

Superanuated Ministers 17.50 

Finance Committee 18.00 

Roanoke Institute 10.00 

Treasurer 9.50 

Weldon Printing Co 10.00 

Telegram 1.60 

Rev. E. A. Taylor 5.00 

Auditor 5.00 

Rev. R. R. Cartwright - 5.00 

Sexton ' 5.00 

Rev. P.E.Dickens (sick) 5 00 

Miscellaneous Account 6.00 

Total $330.14 

There being no other business the Board adjourned subject to the call 
of the President. 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins, President. 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Secretary. 



Ministerial Board 

The Ministerial Board of The Neuse River Association met in the Shi- 
loh Baptist Church of Scotland Neck, N. C, Sept. 27, 1929. The follow- 
ing named persons were elected members of the Executive Board, Revs, 
w; M. Wiggins^ T. V. Foster, McK. Nicholson, G. G. Edmonds, A. Bell, 
N. S. Hargrave, F. L. Bullock, J. H. Martin, J. W. Blacknall, Sec'y. 

There being no further business at present, The Ministerial Board ad- 
journed subject to the call of the President. 

Rev. J H. Martin, President. 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Secretary. 



Report of the Executive Board of the Neuse River 
Association, Weldon, N. C, Feb. 4, 1930. 

The Executive Board of The Neuse River Association met in the par- 
sonage of the 1st Baptist Church of Weldon, N. C, Feb. 4, 1930. 

The President called the meeting to order, prayer was offered by Rev. 
G. G. Edmonds afterwhich the President stated the object of the meet- 
ing and asked that the roll be called, there being a sufficient number of 
members present the President announced the meeting open for business. 
The Committee that was sent to seek a place to hold a 4 weeks Institute 
for the Ministers of the Neuse River Association made their report as 
follows: That they went to Bricks Junior College and conferred with 
the Principal, who offered them terms as follows: He would furnish one 
good Class Room and the use of the Chapel free of charge. Board, room 
rent and laundry for five dollars ($5.00) per week. Those wishing only 
to take meals could do so at 35 cents per meal. The report was received 
and adopted and the place and conditions accepted. It was further agreed 
that the Institute should open Feb. 18, 1930. 

Rev. J. H. Moore made his report on Ways and Means, this report was 
received and adopted, (see report). 

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The Board employed Rev. J. H. Moore instructer for the Institute at 
the rates of $25.00 per week. 

Rev. Amos Bell made a report from the Shiloh Association Board, he 
stated that the President and Secretary of said Board promised to he 
present. A motion prevailed that the Cor. Sec'ty. make out a program 
for the opening of the Ministerial Institute. 

It was also agreed that any Minister wishing to attend the Institute 
from any other Association might be permitted to do so by paying one 
dollar and fifty cents per week. 

The Corresponding Secretary presented a bill from the Weldon Print- 
ing Company for Stationery and Printing, of eleven dollars and twenty- 
five cents ($11.25) which was approved and ordered to be paid. 

A letter was read from Bro. C P. Anthony containing two hundred 
and fifty dollars ($250.00) as part payment on note of five hundred dol- 
lars ($500 00) due Jan 1st, 1930 and asking that more time be given for 
the payment of remainder of note. On motion the Board decided to ac- 
cept the ($250.00) two hundred and fifty dollars and allow more time for 
the payment of the balance. 

The Board decided to listen to the report of Rev. J. H. Martin against 
Rev. J. W. Lucas, after hearing the report the Board decided it was not 
in their power to deal with such matters and advised Rev. Lucas the 
proper course to persue 

The following accounts were ordered paid, (see accounts). 

There appearing no other business the Board adjourned to meet at the 
call of the President. Closed with benediction. 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins, President. 
Rev J. W. Blacknall, Secretary. 



Report of Committee on Ways and Means 

The Committee on Ways and Means and Resolutions met in joint ses- 
sion Thursday morning for the purpose of deciding upon an objective for 
the Association, Rev. N. S. Hargrave was elected Chairman and Mrs. L. 
V. Mebane was elected Secretary. 

The Chairman made some timely remarks and stated the object of the 
meeting, he said he had received some Resolutions from Dr. J. H. Moore 
anent starting a Bible School for Ministers. As this was a very impor- 
tant matter and all of the Committee were not present, he suggested 
that another session of the Committee be called at a later date. Rev. 
A. C. Matthews of Weldon thought different and motioned that the Res- 
olutions and other suggestions from members present be considered by 
the Committee in this meeting. 

Rev. J. T. Johnson suggested that a sinking fund for the aged and in- 
firm be organized in every Church and read Art. Ill from the Constitu- 
tion of the Poor Saints Association relative to the above move and asked 
that the Committee recommend to the Association that a Delegate be 
sent to meet the Poor Saints Association of Va. in its extra session in 
November to learn more of its working conditions and reportback to the 
Neuse River Association. 

Rev. E. A. Taylor was not favorably impressed with this suggestion, 
for he didn't believe we should fraternalize the Churches, however he 
motioned that we make the recommendation to the Association, Rev. 
Taylor further spoke concerning poor leadership in Eastern North Caro- 
lina and stated that an organization should be perfected to put on a con- 

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structive program and arouse the large element that are dorment and 
suffering for good leadership, by motion Rev. Taylor was endorsed by the 
Committee to bring this matter before the Association. 

Rev. Matthews spoke of the hospital at Enfield and the untiring zeal 
and sacrifice of Dr. Dubisette, the sick who go there many times without 
money, he asked that we give the hospital our moral and financial sup- 
port and also ($50) fifty dollars at this meeting. 

It was motioned and carried that this Committee remain intact to meet 
in another session to consider other plans that may be presented. This 
session was called to meet in Weldon, N. C, Monday after the 2nd Sun- 
day in November, 1929. 

Committee: Revs. A. C. Matthews, N. S. Hargrave, Chairman, S. 
Pittman, J. H. Moore and E. A. Taylor; Mesdames Carrie Lyons, Olivia 
Alston and L. V. Mebane; Revs. J. W. Blacknall, T.V.Foster, R. W. Un- 
derwood, W. M. Wiggins and F. L. Bullock. 

Weldon, N. C, Nov. 11, 1929. 
REPORT OF WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE 

The Ways and Means Committee of The Neuse River Association met 
in the parsonage of the 1st Baptist Church, Nov. 11, 1929. 

The Chairman, Rev. Hargrave being absent. Rev. J. W. Blacknall was 
asked to preside over the meeting, after prayer by Rev. T. V. Foster, 
Kev. Blacknall stated that the object of the meeting was to consider other 
plans that might be presented. The Secretary was asked to read the 
minutes of the last meeting, after which Dr. Moore was asked to outline 
the plans anent the Ministerial or Bible School which had been adopted 
by the Association. 

The following was discussed: 
1st. Place. On motion Enfield was selected. Revs. Bell, Moore and Black- 
nall were asked to meet the Ministerial Board of Shiloh Association for 
the purpose of securing- the cooperation of that Organization. This Board 
would be in session at Warren Plains, Wednesday Nov. 13, 1929. 

2nd. Time of Institute. Feb. 10th to March 10th, 4 weeks was sugges- 
ted. Dr. Moore was elected principal and to formulate plans for the car- 
rying out said Institute. 

An objective for the Association for another year was discussed, sev- 
eral spoke of our relations to Shaw and the State work, after remarks 
by Moderator Martin, Drs. Moore, Matthews, Blacknall and Mrs. Mebane 
it was decided to get up a budget for the Association. By motion the 
budget was fixed at $2,500 to be divided as follows: Associational pur- 
poses, Shaw University, Secondary Schools, Ministerial Education, State 
Work, Home and Foreign Missions. All expenses of the Association to 
be first covered, the balance to be apportioned as follows: 50 per cent 
for Education, 50 per cent for Missions, of the Educational money, Shaw 
will be given 20 per cent, Ministerial education 20 per cent, Accredited 
Secondary Schools in Eastern N. C, 10 per cent. The June meeting was 
next discussed. Dr. Moore motioned that all the Auxiliaries of the As- 
sociation including the Womens Organizations, Sunday Schools, B. Y. P. 
U's and Unions be asked to be present for a get together meeting for a 
more perfective work and that each send a contribution. Weldon was 
selected as the place for this meeting. No further business the meeting 
adjourned. 

Committee present, Revs. J. H. Martin, Amos Bell, T. V. Foster, A. C 
Matthews, J. W. Blacknall. (Acting Chairman) and J. H. Moore; Mrs. 
Olivia Alston and Mrs. L. V. Mebane. 

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Ministerial and Executive Board Meeting 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards of The Neuse River Association 
met with Daniels Chapel Baptist Church, Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 1929. Rev. 
G. G. Edmonds Vice-Moderator presided. Revs. F. L, Bullock and T. V. 
Foster conducted devotional exercises. We then listened to some very- 
encouraging words from the Vice-Moderator who announced the meeting 
open for business. The roll was called The Committee on Ways and 
Means made their report. This was the report of the 2nd Session which 
met in Weldon, N. C. The report of the Committee was received. On 
motion the report on Ways and Means was read and adopted by sections. 

A Committee of 3 were appointed to seek a place for the mpeting of 
the Ministerial Institute which was recommended by the Committee on 
Ways and Means. On motion a Committee was appointed to confer with 
the Ministers of the Shiloh Association to see if they wished to unite with 
us in this effort. 

On motion one thousand minutes be printed. 

The following named persons were appointed to preach in the next 
Session of our Association. 

Annual Sermon, Rev. F. L. Bullock, alternate Rev. R. N. Boone. 

Doctrinal Sermon, Rev. J. H. Moore, alternate Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

Education, Rev. W. M. Wiggins, alternate Rev. McK. Nicholson. 

Temperance, Rev. S. Pittman, alternate Rev. W. T. Edmonds. 

Missionary Sermon, Rev. A. Bell, alternate Rev. W. S. Miller. 
Fraternal Messengers 

Lott Carey Convention, Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

Old Eastern Association, Rev. R. N. Boone. 

Closed with Benediction by Rev. R. N. Boone. 



CONSTITUTION 

Article I.— Name. 
This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

Article II.— Object. 
The object of this body shall be: 
1st. To promote the spreading of the Gospel in Home and Foreign 
lands, to insure a more intelligent Ministry and bringabout a true Chris- 
tian fellowship among the churches of this Association. 

2nd. To help to maintain a school in Eastern North Carolina for relig- 
ious training for our youth. 

Article III.— Time and Place. 
The Association shall meet Annually on Tuesday after the Fourth Lord's 
day in September. 

Article IV. —Officers. 
The Officers of this body shall be President, one Vice-President, and 
four Vice-Presidents of which shall be Moderators of the Unions, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Statistician, Treasurer and 
Auditor who shall be elected annually to hold their Office until their suc- 
cessors are installed. 

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Article V.— Duties of Officers. 

1st. The President shall preside over this body, preserve order and 
see that the purposes of this Association are affected. He shall decide 
all questions for consideration, ascertain and announce decisions which 
shall be silently submitted to; unless, by an appeal by a two-third vote 
of those present. He shall appoint all committees. He shall strictly 
enforce the rules of the body. He shall see that each meeting is opened 
and closed with prayer. 

2nd. The rules governing the President shall be applied to any Vice- 
President in the chair. 

3rd. The Recording Secretary, who shall keep a correct record of the 
proceedings of the Association, compile the Minutes for the printing and 
shall be responsible for all letters and documents committed to his care. 

4th. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of 
this Association; inform the public; make appeal for and solicit a gener- 
al cooperation in the interest of the body. He shall record the proced- 
ings of both the Ministerial and Executive Board, wriie all orders issued 
on the Treasurer and report annually to the Association the same. He 
shall be furnished with postage and stationary at the expense of the As- 
sociation. 

5th. The Treasurer of this Association shall receive all funds contri- 
buted to the body. He shall pay all orders presented to him from the 
body signed by the Corresponding Secretary and President. He shall 
keep an accurate account and report the same to the Association annu- 
ally. 

6th. The Auditor of this Association shall audit the annual acconnt of 
the President, Secretaries and Treasurer, which shall be submitted to 
him (10) ten days before the Association convenes. 

7th. The Statistician shall collect, report and publish in the minutes 
annually the statistics of this body. 

Article VI.— Membership. 

The membership shall be composed of Pastors belonging to this Asso- 
ciation and Delegates sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained and licensed Ministers who are bonified members of their 
home churches. 

1st. Delegates coming from their churches shall be required to pay 
25c per member in regular standing in the church which they represent. 

2nd. Pastors are required to pay annually $5.00. 

3rd. Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not Pastors are re- 
quired to pay $2.50 annually. Deacons are required to pay $2.00. 

4th. Annual members are required to pay $1.00. 

Article VII.— Statistics. 
Letters received by this Association shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship, those baptized, those received by letter, those 
dismissed by letter, those excluded, those deceased and the number of 
Sunday School scholars enrolled since last Association. 

Article VIII. 

Members chosen to discharge their duties have no power over God's 

heritage nor shall they have ecclesiastical power over churches of this 

Association, and no church shall intrude on the power of the Pastor while 

in faithful performance of his pastorial duties. No Pastor of a church of 

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this Association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the church shall 
have been paid. Any Minister or Ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with anothers Minister's church shall be dealt with by the Minister- 
ial Board as it thinks proper, and it shall be the duty of all Pastors and 
Deacons of churches composing this Association to defend and maintain 
the Constitution of the same. 

Article IX. — Church Letters. 
Any Church desiring to become members of this Association shall peti- 
tion by letter or by messenger and upon examination, if found in order, 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the right hand of fellowship 
to the messengers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
church or churches desiring to withdraw from the Association, must do 
so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. When 
this Association has granted this request, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the 
Association receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, its or their connection with this Association shall cease. 

Article X.— Minutes. 
This Association shall furnish churches with minutes. The method of 
furnishing them shall be left to the Executive Board. 

Article XI. 
The minutes of the previous session shall be read each session and cor- 
rected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire the rea- 
son that churches do not at any time represent in the Association. 

Article XII. 
This Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
which may violate the rules of this body. 

Article XIII.— Boards. 

There shall be a Ministerial, Executive, Trustee, Ordination: 

Duties. 

The Ministerial Board shall be composed of not more than twenty-five 
members elected by the body to settle grievances of the churches in said 
Association and foster church extensions and provide for Superanuated 
Ministers. 

The duties of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have 
charge of all the business of the Association during its adjourn especially 
the payment of the Associations expenses, such as for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes, newspaper publications and official expenses of the 
President and Secretaries. The Board shall not be composed of more 
than seven, elected from the Ministerial Board. 

There shall be a Trustee Board of nine elected Annually by the Asso- 
ciation. The Trustee Board shall have power to Execute all Negotion- 
able instruments, transfer all property, sign all Mortgages and loans. 

Ordination. This Board shall be composed of five members elected by 
the body whose duty shall be to examine all applicants seeking ordina- 
tion and pass upon their literary qualifications and to make recommenda- 
tion of the same to the body authorizing them. 

Article XIV.— Auxiliaries. 
All Women Organizations and Unions connected with the churches of 

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this Association are considered Auxiliaries to this body and that one ses- 
sion shall be given over to them during our Annual Session for their re- 
port and works. 

Article XV. 
The President together with the Ministerial Board shall have power to 
call an extra session of the Association at any time he feel it necessary. 

Article XVI. 
This Constitution shall be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Association in session, providing a notice be given twelve months 
prior to the desired change. 



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OFFICIAL ROLL 

.... OF THE.... 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President, Mrs. E T. Johnson Tiilery, N. C. 

Vice-President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg, N. C. 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. L. Lyon Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Maggie Speight Whitakers, N. C. 

Auditor, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Mary A. Reid Mrs. E. T. Johnson 

Mrs. J. P. Ransom Mrs. J. W. Wood 

Mrs. L. V. MeBane Mrs. J. S. Brown 

Mrs. Maggie Speight Mrs. C. L. Lyon 

Mrs. C. P. Anthony Mrs. M. E. Martin 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. Olivia Alsti n 

Mrs. B. B. Pittman Mrs. M. E. Sandlin 



UNION OFFICERS 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg 

Vice-President, Mrs. Nellie Harding Jackson 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. B. B. Pittman Enfield 

Treasurer, Mrs. Hettie Clark .. . Scotland Neck 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. L. V. MeBane Rocky Mount 



SPECIAL FIELD WORKERS 

Mrs. Olivia Alston, Mrs. Mary Clanton, Mrs. W. F. Hunter. 



COUN I Y WORKERS 

Nash County-Mrs. M. E. Simpson, Mrs. S. A. Stovall. 

Edgecombe County-Mrs. Viola Robinson, Mrs. Rebecca Martin, Mrs. Ida 
Williams. 

Halifax County-Mrs. M. E. Sandlin, Mrs. C. L. Lyon, Mrs. B. B. Pitt- 
man, Mrs. W. T. Edmonds. 

Northampton County-Mrs. Sallie Laster, Mrs. Ester Crosland, Mrs. Nel- 
lie Harding, Mrs. J. P. Ransom. 

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Report of Corresponding Secretary 

Woman's Auxiliary, Neuse River Association 

Red Hill Church, 

Whitakers, N. C. 
My dear Sisters: 

Since all of our efforts for the last few years have failed, and many of 
you discouraged and in doubt as to the best course to persue, may I pre- 
face this my 12th Annual report with the following appropriate Poem at 
this time. 

"There is Sunshine in the shadow, 

There is Sunshine in the rain, 
There is Sunshine in our sorrow, 

When our hearts are filled with pain 
There is Sunshine when we are burdened, 

There is Sunshine when we pray, 
There is Sunshine, Heavenly Sunshine, 

Blessed Sunshine all the way". 
So let us take new courage and remember Jesus has whispered, Do not 
falter, I'll not leave you alone. 

SCHOOLS 

The School at Weldon which was begun by the parent body, the Neuse 
River Association and for which many of you labored so faithful and 
zealously, and which began budding so beautifully has passed into obli- 
vian, building burned down, piano purchased by us, sold and money gone 
we know not whither and now the land has been sold. 

The Higgs Seminary which we promised to help support and to which 
we gave $200 to make an accredited school has met its Waterloo and our 
money lost. Therefore, I recommend that we go upon record to remain 
neutral to the above school, and that we earnestly endeavor to carry out 
our previous objectives, namely: 

1st. To give $25 towards helping some worthy orphan boy or girl in 
school. 

2nd. To give $25 for the education of an African student. 

3rd. That we affiliate more closely with the Womans State Conven- 
tion and represent annually, (convenes in Rocky Mount this year). 

4th. That we give to the Neuse River Association a donation for min- 
utes, (altho some of us never see one). 

5th. That all other money raised by us be kept in Treasurer and paid 
out by order of the Executive Board. 

6th. That the Executive Board shall consist of 7 members only and 
said Board meet on the afternoon of the 1st and the last day. 

7th. That since Thanksgiving Day is our birthday and very few of our 
churches hold services on that day, that we ask our Pastors to allow us 
to use this day as Woman's Day to help us raise our Foreign Mission 
money and that whatever is raised be sent to our Cor. Sec. who will send 
you receipt for same and forward this money to the Cor. Sec. Womans 
State Convention to be applied to the African fund. 

8th. I recommend that special efforts be made to organize Missionary 
Circles in all of our churches and especially the young girls into Junior 
Circles and the little children into Sunshine Bands, I will be glad to come 
to any church and assist along this line. 

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THE FIELD 
Your Cor. Sec. thought it best the past year not to do any Field Work 
until after this meeting, in which we hope to shape up our policy and 
line up for a more constructive campaign, however I visited Roanoke 

Salem, Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Pastor and collected $5 00 

Paid for printing 150 Annuals to Evening Telegram 2.50 

For Envelopes and Postage .75 

Balance on hand $1.75 

Now as I close may I beseech you faithful women who have stood by 
the work these years to renew your allegiance and press on, lets be not 
discouraged and give up but 

Lets move, move, move up the Kings highway, 

For soon will the Heaven bells be ringing, ringing, 
Soon with the Angels we'll be singing, singing, 

Lead on the way 'till that eternal day, 
Sisters, let us move, move, move up the Kings highway, 

Forward then Christians just keep moving, moving, 
Your faith in God you will be proving, proving, 
Inward today, yea struggle, watch and pray, 
Christians move, move, move up the Kings highway. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. L. V. MeBane. 



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STATISTICAL 



CHURCHES 



COUNTIES 



Pastors and Post Office 



Clerks and Post Office 



Delegates 



St. James 

Hickory View 

St. John 

Mt. Carmel 

Sandy Faulk 

1st Baptist, Battleboro 

Shiloh Baptist 

Tillery Chapel 

North End Baptist 

Ebeneezer B. Church. 

Little Hope 

Bethlehem 

New Hope 

Mt. Zion 

Jordan Hill 

Mason Grove 

White Hill 

Anderson Chapel 

1st Baptist, Halifax 

Piney Grove 

"White Oak 

New Hope 

St. Marks 

Cool Spring 

Smith Chapel 

Quankey 

Union Branch 

Chestnut Grove 

Galilee 

Mt. Calvery 

Bethlehem 

Cherrys Chapel 

Zion Hill 

Shady Grove 

Simmons Grove 

West Union 

St. Luke.. 

Silem Chapel 

Carters Chapel 

St. Paul 

Gaston 

Daniel Chapel 

Oak Grove 

Red Hill 

Eastern Star 

Hills Chapel 

Parkers Chapel 

Lebanon 

St. Stephenson 

Mt. Hermon 

Roanoke Rapids 

Pleasant Hill 

Lincoln Height 

Mt. Hope 

Pleasant Hill 

Roanoke Salem 

St. Paul 

LittleZion 

St. Chapel 

Mt. Zion 

St. Shiloh 

Cedar Creek 

Jerusalem 

Roanoke Chapel 

Aliens Grove 

Harts Chapel 

1st Baptist, Weldon 

Calvary Baptist 

1st Baptist. Crowell 

New Bethel 

Morning Star 

Shepherd Grove 

Mount Olive 

Thome Chapel 

Mission Baptist 

Olive Chapel 

Elm Grove 

Morning Star 

Marks Chapel 

Bethlehem Baptist 

Whitakers Chapel 

Legetts Chapel 

1st Baptist. Middlesex 

African Baptist 

Boones Chappel 

Smith Chanel 



Edgecombe 

Nash 

Nash 

Nash 

Nash 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Nash 

Northampton . 

Nash 

Northampton . 

Warren 

Brunswick,Va. 

Halifax 

Pitt 

Halifax 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Nash 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Northampton . 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Northampton . 
Northampton . 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Northampton . 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Nash 

Nash 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

• orthampton 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Wilson 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wayne 

Northampton 
Halifax 



J H Martin, Rocky Mount 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mount 

J H Martin, Rocky Mount 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mount 

Geo Stokes. Middlesex 

C Ivey, Thelma 

W M Wiggins, Spring Hill 

W M Wiggins, Spring Hill 

J W Lucas, Rockv Mount 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

P L Boone, Suffolk, Va 

J C Scott, Rockv Mount 

F L Bullock, Enfield 

Bennie Bullock, Manson 

O B Alston, Jackson 

T S Sykes, Halifax 

E Harris. Greenville 

P A Ivev, Halifax 

McK. Nicholson, Enfield 

P A Ivey, Halifax 

D L Lawrence, Rocky Mount . 

W A Green, Durham 

F L Bullock, Enfield 

H H Hall, Scocland Neck 

W T Edmond, Weldon 

S Pittman, Rocky Mount 

W L Brown, Tillery 

J C Owens, Columbia 



K C Clark, Scotland Neck 

P E Dickens, Rocky Mount.. 
E A Taylor, Scotland Neck.... 
W C Cotton, Rocky Mount.... 

H V Bowton, Wei on 

H V Bowton, Weldon 

Willie Lane, Tarboro 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck 

E A Taylor, Scotland Neck.... 

E D Tavlor, Nashville 

W T Fdmond, Weldon 

O M Jone3, Tarboro 

W T Edmond, Weldon 

U G Moye, Kinston 

C T Everett, Kelford 

J K Cherry, Jackson 

J E Cherry, Jackson 

W H Jones, Durham 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

J. C Scott, Rockv Mount 

P A Ivev, Halifax 

G G Edmond. Weldon 

W T Edmond. Weldon 

L T Barnes. Windsor 

n L Tillery. Jackson 

J W Blacknall, Garysburg ... 
P L Boone, Suffolk, Va 



P A Ivey, Halifax 

I H Moore, Rocky Mount 

IS Riddick. Parmele 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck 

J W Todd, Zebuion 

3 Pittman, Rocky Mount 

T S Sykes, Jackson 

Berry Powell, Rocky Mount 

A C Matthews, Weldon 

J W Watson, Middlesex 

McK. Nicholson, Enfield 

J T Johnson, Weldon 

W C Cotton, Rocky Mount 

R. B Brandy, Jackson 

Bozsie Thorne, Sharpsboro 

Bozsie Thorne, Sharpsboro 

J A July, Rocky Mount 

E D Joyner, Rocky Mount 

E D Joyner, Rocky Mount 

J R Greene. Weldon 

W T Edmond. Weldon 

J S Lyon, Rocky Mount 

Henderson Whitaker, Scotland Neck. 

T V Foster, Rocky Mount 

J S Lyons, Rocky Mount 

R W Underwood, Goldsboro 

K E Grant 

S Pittman. Rockv Mount 



W C Gay, Rocky Mount 

Miss Harriette Thorne, Rocky Mount 

W C Nixon, Rocky Mount 

R E Williams, Rocky Mount 

Matt Hester, Wilson 

Spencer Odum, Battleboro 

H H Arlington. Scotland Neck 

P R Jones, Tillery 

W M Barnes, Rocky Monnt 

Lewis Pippen, Rockv Mount 

W H Wilder, Rocky Mount 

W C Coats, Seaboard 

J B Jones, Rocky IV ount 

W L Brown, Seaboard 

J H Palmer 

Miss Dasie Bradley 

Lewis Hendricks, Weldon 

■I H Redmond, Macclesfield 

Ellie Arrington, Halifax 

M C Peebles, Jackson 

J W Wilkins, Ringwood 

E H Hollis. Battleboro 

H H Cutchens, Whitakers 

J A Owens, Th<=lma 

J W Bayard, Enfield 

F E Howell, Rosemary 

Charlie Davis, Rocky Mount 

J H House. Tillery 

Samuel House, Tillery 

W L Smith. Enfield 

A W Lane, Tarboro 

Mary Lane, Elm City 

G S Alston. Littleton 

Rebecca Tillery, Tillery 

I Dowtin, Rosemary 

J Vinson, Weldon 

F C Bullock, Tarboro 

Vlattie Kerney, Tarboro 

H Powers, Rosemary 

f L Harriss, Rocky Mount 

Solomon Vinson, Henrico 

■i F Solomon, Enfield 

E G Sykes, Garysburg 

W E Quinichitt, Whitakers 

s H Lawrence, Tarboro 



F W Davis, FAB Martin 

P E Dickens 

S D Hilliard, W L Lyon 

P E Dickens 

Matt Hester, Arthur Deane... 

Walter Jones, K Whitaker 

N L Smith, Wm. Clapp 

P R Jones 

C Alexander, Willie Battle 

John Rawls 

C H Lee 

Richard Branch 

J B Jones 

R B Drew 

VI E Geoige 

J H Mallery 

A Arrington 

James Moore 

C C Johnson, A Northington.. 

VI C Peebles 

P A Ivey 

-, H Hcllie, W (j Grant 

Mack H unter 

J H Moore 

H H Hall 

J S Johnston 

S Pittman 

J H House 

N T Edmond 

Geo. Biyant, M Whitaker 

P E Kee 

Ed Virgel 

T H Newell, L A Alston 

James White 

W M Richardson 

W M Richardson 

Willie T ane 

Hagie Hinton 

M <; Marte, E \V Ivey 

J H Harriss, L Battle 

Rev. B Webb 

K C Stovall, A B Jones 

R B Prince 

D Reid, W E Quinichette 

A W Wood 



G H Johnson, Jackson 

R C Williams, Halifax ■. 

Norman Lane, Tarbore 

Maggie Avent, Rocky Mount 

J W Wilkins. Rosemary 

W M Scott, Enfield 

Vlinnie B. Smallwood, Rosemary.. 

f H Battle, Jackson 

Fred Moore, Scotland Neck 

A N Rice, Garysburg 

D E Moore, Enfield 

I R Merrett, Halifax 

I T Fox. EnfieW 

Walter Grant, Rocky Mount 

Lewis Harrison. Whitakers 

1 R Whitaker, Halifax 

Herber Lyon. Whitakers 

VI W Amos, Jackson 

I R Clanton, Halifax 

F W Killibrew, Rocky Mount 

I H Howard, Jr. Weldon 

Laura Heriing, Wilson 

I J Johnson. Enfield 

Vliss Carrie Lowe. Enfield 

^attie Jenkins, Pinetops 

W Care, Weldon 

bailie Wright, Rocky Mount 

4attie Dauch, Rocky Mount 

Wary Pope, Rocky Mount 

Mary Cotton, Sharpsburg 

^achf 1 Perry, Sims 

H Pittman, Whittkers 

D D Cooper, Rocky Mount 

A B Lucas, Rocky Mount 

Marv Macklin, Scotland Neck 

Annie Pittman, Tarboro 

C C Taylor, Middlesex 



E Woodruff 

R C Williams, Frank Allen.. 
Normon Lane 



C W Ivey 

J Crosley, D Farmer 

J J Underwood 

J B Peebles, P S Jeffries 

Claude Moore 

E L Arrington, I M Daniel.. 

D E Moore 

Joseph Magee 

Lonnie Brink' ley 

Richmon Lawrence 

Jack Dunn, Chas. Williams 

D Archer 

A S Young 

H Sv.-erut, J H Bragg 

TS Sykes 

LB Bullock 

C P Anthony 

John Herring 

J J Johnson 

1 J Juno 

Willie C Cotton 

R B Biadley 

Bozsie Thorne 

Bczsie Thorne 

J A July 

E D Joyner 

Geo. Forest 

J R Green 

Frank Cooper 

Landers Ricks 

Ben Robertson 

T V Foster 

J S Lyons 



K A Porter, Jackson By Letter 

W M Smith, Halifax R Johnson I 4 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 
SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 
OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

.... .HELD WITH THE 

Eastern Star Baptist Church 

TARBORO, N. C. 

September 30, October 1, 2nd, 1930 




The Next Session to be held with the Bethlehem 

Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, 

beginning Tuesday after the Fourth 

Sunday in September, 1931 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 
OF THE 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH THE 

Eastern Star Baptist Church 

TARBORO, N. C. 

September 30, October 1, 2nd, 1930 




The Next Session to be held with the Bethlehem 

Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, 

beginning Tuesday after the Fourth 

Sunday in September, 1931 



OFFICERS 



President Rev. J. H. Martin, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Vice-President Kev. G. G. Edmons, Weldon, N. C. 

Recording Secretary Rev. McK. Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garysburg, N. C. 

Treasurer Brother M. E. Martin, Thelrna, N. C. 

Auditor Rev. J. W. Lucas, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Stastistician Rev. C. T. Everett, Kelford, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Chairman Spring Hill, N. C. 

Kev. T. V. Foster, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. G. G. Edmons Weldon, N. C. 

Kev. A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. F. L. Bulluck Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Moure Rocky Mount, N. C. 



TRUSTEE BOARD 



Bro. C, P. Anthonv, Chairman Weldon, N. C. 

Bro. F. W. Davis.". Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Bro. M. E. Martin Thelma, N. C. 

Bro. C C. Johnson Halifax, N. C. 

Bro. R. A. Cheek Weldon, N. C. 

Bro. H. C. Cofield Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. R. N. Boone _„ Seabord N. C. 

Bro. A. W. Wood Tarboro, N. C. 

Bro. Emanuel Whitaker Enfield, N. C. 



EXAMINATION BOARD 



Rev. J. H. Moore, D. D., Chairman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Kev. E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Kev. J. W. Blacknall Garysburg, N. C. 

Rev. N. S Hargrove Kichmond, Va. 

Rev. A. T. Thomas, (deceased) Garysburg, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Garysburg, N. C. 

Rev. W. S. Miller Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. G. G. Edmons Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. W. P. Purnell ...Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. A. C. Matthews Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. A. Bell Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. R. W. Uuderwood Goldsboro, N. C. 

Rev. P. A. Ivey .'._ Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. J. W. Lucas Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. W. T Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. P. E Dickens Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson Enfield, N, C. 

Rev. T. V. Foster Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. S. Pittman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins Spring Hill, N. C. 

Rev. T. S. Sikes * Jackson, N. C. 

Rev. E. L. Bullock Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. J. C. Scott Rocky Mount, N. C, 

Dr. J. H. Moore : Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. R. N. Boone Seabord, N. C. 

Rev. N. S. Hargrave Richmond, Va. 

Rev. A. T. Thomas (deceased) Garyburg, N. C. 



MINISTERS WHO PAID ANNUAL FEES 



Rev. J. H. Blacknall Garysburg, N. C. 

Rev. C. L. Everett Kelford, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. F. H. Hines 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. B. J. Tyson 

Rev. Charles Taylor 

Rev. R. N. Boone Seaboard, N. C. 

Rev. S. Pittman Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. Amos Bell Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. J. S. Lyons Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. W. M. 'Wiggins I Spring Hill, N. C. 

Rev. I. D. Scott Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. R. C. Clark Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Rev. T. V. Foster Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. O. B. Alston Jackson, N. C. 

Rev. T. S. Sykes Jackson, N. C. 

Rev. E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Rev. P. A. Ivey Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. J. W. Lucas Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. J. T. Johnson Halifax, N. C. 

Rev. J. W. Watson Middlesex, N. C. 

Rev. 0. M. James Tarboro, N. C. 

Rev. J. H, Moore Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. H. D. Whitaker 

Rev. J. E. Cherry 



LICETIATES WHO PAID ANNUAL FEES 



Bro. A. Fenner Tillery, N. C. 

Bro. L. V. Cheek 

Bro. J H Goode Seabord, N C 

Bro. S L Johnson Spring Hill, N C 

Bro. J H Bratcher Tarboro, NC 

Bro. J M White 

Bro. N L Smith Scotland Neck, N C 

Deacon A W Wood Tarboro, N C 

Bro. R W Whitaker 

Bro. Willie Battle 



PROCEEDINGS 



Eastern Star Baptist Church, Tarboro, N. C. 

September 30, 1930 

The Sixty-Fourth Annual Session of the Neuse Kiver Baptist Ass- 
ociation met with the Eastern Mar Baptist Church, Tarboro, N. C, 
Kev. C. 1. Everett, Pastor. Bev. J. H. Martin in the chair. 

Praise service was conducted by Bevs. J. S. Lyons and R. N. 
Boone. Bev. Lyons lined hymn No. 417, "Am I a Soldier of the 
Cross, "' etc. Bev. Boone read for scripture lesson the eighth 
chapter of Bomans and offered prayer. Rev. Lyons sang, "A Few 
More Years shall Boll," etc. 

The Moderator made some brief remarks thanking God for the 
privilege of meeting the Brethern again in another Associational 
capacity. Bev. Blacknall was asked to read the program after which 
a motion prevailed to adopt the program amended to allow the 
Association to make necessary changes. The Moderator asked the 
Brethern to continue in prayer for thirty minutes. Bev. R. W. 
Underwood led in singing. "Draw Me Nearer Blessed Lord," etc. 
Prayer was offered by Bro. K. V. Cheek. Bev. J. W. Blacknall sang 
"What a Fellowship," etc. Bev. R. N. Boone made some brief 
remarks. Bro. Cheek sang, "There is Joy in that Land," etc. Rev. 
W. B. Battle made some timely remarks. Other songs, prayers and 
remarks by different Brethern were very much enjoyed. After the 
devotional exercise the committee on hours of meeting and adjourn- 
ment was appointed. The roll of Churches and delegates was call- 
ed and the report on hours of meeting and adjournment was adopt- 
ed. The Committee on Finance was appointed. (See Committee) 

Dr. J. H. Moore presented Bevs. K. V. Cheek, R. Farlie Fisher, 
L. E. Moore, Mrs. A. C. Tillery and Mrs. David Matthews. Each 
made some wery timely and impressive remarks. Benediction was 
announced by the Moderator. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. J. S. Lyons and J. H. Gra- 
ham. The Moderator was in the chair and announced the meeting 
opened for business. The minutes of the morning was read and 
adopted. The roll of Churches was called and Committees on Sun- 
day School, Missions, Educations, Grievances, New Bodies and Obit- 



uaries were appointed. After some brief remaiks by Revs. A. T. 
Thomas and K. \V. Underwood Revs. F. L. Bullock and A. Boone 
ascended the rostum to preach the Annual Sermon. 

Kev. Boone lined hymn Mo 417 "Am I a Soldier of the Cross," 
etc. Kev. Bullock took lor his text Matt. 5:33-34. His subject was 
'•Jesus Christ the New Way of Life. He set forth his text under 
three divisions, 1st The importance of living in the ways of Jesus, 
2nd The beauty, 3rd It is anew wav of life. Bev Bullock preached 
a very good sermon. I he collection was $6.35. Benediction was 
in order. 

FUtS T DAY — Evening Session 

The devotional exercise was conducted bv Deacon A. Wood. Kev. 
W. VI. Weston read for scripture lesson, 1st Cor. 12th chapter. 

Kev. C. B. Branch led in a very fervent prayer. Kev. J. H. Mar- 
tin sang, '-What a Fellowship." etc. The choir from Little Hope 
Baptist Church, South Rocky Mount, rendered excellent music. 
Kev. C. f. Lverett in a well prepared address made the Association 
welcome Deacon W. H. Hart made the Association welcome on 
behalf of the < Turches. 

Welcome on behalf of the Sunday School by Mr. J R. Irvin was 
very much enjoyed. Prof. W. A. Patillo welcomed the Association 
on educa'ion after which the Tarboro quartet favored us with a sel- 
ection. Miss Vlary D. Forman in a well prepared address welcomed 
us on behalf of the homes Mrs Viola Vl c VI illian on behalf of the 
societies. His Honor. John H Price welcomed the Association on 
behalf of the city and white friends of the community Kev. It. W. 
Underwood with words of eloquence and spiritual ferver very beau- 
tifully responded. The master of ceremonies turned the meeting 
over to the President who after some wery timely remarks presented 
Rev. S. Pittman to preach temperance sermon. Kev. Pitlman took 
for his text 2nd Kings 21:20 and preached a very helpful sermon. 
The President asked Kevs C. B. Branch and J. H. Graham to take 
th ■ offering which amounted to $7.65 

Benediction was announced by the President. 

SECOND DAY- Morning Session 

The devotional was conducted by Revs S. L. Johnson, J. T. Brat- 
cher and B. J. Tyson Sang hymn iNo 350. Scripture lesson Matt. 
16. Prayer were offered by Rev. S. L Johnson. Rev. A. T. Tho- 
mas led in singing. "My Soul Wants That New," etc. The minutes 
of the evening session were read and approved. A committee on 
revision of article 6 in the constitution was appointed. The report 
on missions was read and approved. The Vloderator asked Kev. 
. C. Scott to take the chair (die Vice-President being out) while he 



made his annual address. The committee's report on constitution 
was approved. Dr. J. H. Moore came before the house and made 
an appeal for Rev. P. E. Dickens (who has been sick for a long 
time) the Association responded to the amount of $12.00. The re- 
port on grievances were read and adopted. 
Benediction by Rev. J. W. Blacknall. 

SECOND DAY- Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. J. T. Jolinson and Koscoe 
Batts, after which the President announced the meeting opened tor 
business. By motion the minutes of the morning session were adop- 
ted. The reports on Sunday School Secretary and Auditor :were 
adopted. The Moderator presented Rev. W. M. Wiggins to preach 
t he educational sermon. His texual words were taken from Jer. 5: L 
Subject, '"A Call for Manhood. His outline was as follows: 

1st. Manhood; What it is? 

2nd. When a man? 

3rd. Why be a man'.'' 

4th. The results. 

Kev. Wiggins preached a very inspiring and helpful sermon. Rev. 
A. Bell beautifully sang, 'Tf I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again," 
etc. The Moderator introduced Prof W. C. Crover, Field Secretary 
of Shaw, who spoke very earnestly in interest of Shaw University. 
The program form Shaw was adopted bv the Association. A collec- 
tion for Shaw was taken by Revs. Moore and Wimberlv, amount 
$11.16. 

The committee's report on place was adopted. (See report.) 

Adjournment was in order. 

SECOND DAY- Evening Session 

The Moderator was in the chair After praise service, the min- 
utes of the afternoon session were read and approved. The report 
of committee on education was adopted. (See report.) A resolu- 
tion offered by Bro. R. A Cheek was adopted. The Moderator ask- 
ed Dr. J. H. Moore to ascend the rostum to preach the Doctrinal 
Sermon. Rev. C. C. Staton sang, "A Mazing Grace How Sweet it 
Sounds," etc. after which Dr. Moore took for his subject, '-Divine 
Stewardship " Dr. Moore's sermon was a masterpiece, at the close 
Rev. Martin led in singing, "I am a Child of the King," etc., and 
presented Dr. M. W. Williams, President of the Wake Association, 
who made some timely remarks Offerings $13.06. 

Benediction by Rev. J. T. Johnson. 

THIRD DAY— Morning Session 
Praise service was conducted by Revs. J. T. Johnson and K. V. 

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Cheek. The Vice-Moderator was in tlie chair and announced the 
meeting opened lor business Hev. G G. Edmonds was presented 
to preach for the Womms' Auxiliary. Rev. Edmonds sang, "There 
is Union in the Heaven," etc. Took for his text Psalm 66:16, and 
preached a very good sermon. Mrs. Clark sang, '"Get Right with 
God." Mrs Mebane. Secretary of Womans' Auxilliary, who made 
a very splendid address. A motion pervailed that her address be 
adopted. Mrs Emma W. Johnson and Hev. F. L Bullock was ask- 
ed to lift a collection which amounted to $7.10. After some discus- 
sion a motion prevailed that the Womans' Auxilliary would have a 
place on the second afternoon program of the Association. 

After hearing Mrs Mebane's report a motion prevailed that said 
report be adopted. After some discussion a motion prevailed that 
the work of the committee on grievance be turned over to the Min- 
isterial Hoard, the Association found that it had errored according 
to the Constitution. (See Constitution, Article 18 ) The Moderator 
introduced Revs L. T. Barnes, C. W. Brown, J. C. Owins and Shiv- 
ers, each made some timely remarks. The Moderator extended to 
them the right hand of fellowship making them welcome to this 
body. The reports of Committees on Ordination and Obituaries 
were adopted. Dr. Cartwright came before the Association on be- 
half of the State Convention after which a collection was taken for 
a blind sister, amount $4.54. 

Adjounment was in order. 

THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 

After a very well conducted praise service by Revs. J. T. Johnson 
and J. C. Owins. The President was in the chair and the Minutes 
of the last evening and afternoon session were adopted. I he re- 
port of Committee on New Bodies was received and approved. The 
President called the Ministerial Board in session while Rev. J. C. 
Owens intertained the Association with a short sermon. At the 
close of the sermon Mrs. Mebane spoke encouragingly of the 
Orphanage of South Carolina. A collection of $3 50 was taken for 
same. Dr C. C. Graham, Field Secretary National Baptist Conven- 
tion, was introduced and made some brief remarks. 

The Finance Committee's report was adopted. Bv mutual con- 
sent the Trustee Boards report was turned over to the Ministerial 
Board. Dr. Blacknall song, '"Bless be the Tie that Binds," etc. 

Thus the Sixty-Fourth Session of the Neuse River Association 
passed into history. 

Rev. J. H. Martin, President 

Rev. McK Nicholson, Rec. Sec. 



PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ADDRESS 

Brother Officers and Members of the Neuse River Missionary Baptist 
Association and friends I bring you greetings: 

We have come together once more to transact business collectively for 
our Association. Our labors in the past have not been all that we de- 
sired. Disappointments, discouragement hinderances of all kinds have 
arisen and no doubt have marred our efforts, and hampered our inten- 
tions but like heroes let us face the future tasks, and tackle the problems 
that confront us, honestly, fearlessly and courageously as servants of 
God, or in the words of the poet: 

"To the work, to the work, we are the servants of God, 
Let us follow the path that our Master has trod. 
With the Balm of his Council our strength to renew, 
Let us do with our might what our hands find to do." 
GOD'S GOODNESS TO US 

As I stand here and look over our ranks I am reminded of God's good- 
ness to us. I do not recall the passing of one of us from the rank and 
file of our organization, into the great beyond. God has spared us for 
some purpose. May it be ours to discover His purpose and redouble our 
efforts to carry out "the great commission" that the kingdoms of this 
world might in deed and in truth become the kingdoms our Lord and 
Christ. 

A RETROSPECTIVE GLANCE OF THE PAST 

As we take a retrospective glance over our past we find that each can 
take common glory in our achievements. We cannot pass this gap with- 
out paying a glowing and due tribute to our fathers and mothers who 
wrought so well in their day. They laid well a foundation of faith on 
which to build; they have flung to us the challenge to carry on; they 
have handed to us the torch-light of christian education and civilization, 
be it ours to hold it high and keep it burning bright until a better day. 
Yes, carry on until a better day as God gives us light to see. 

With a changed policy in our educational program there is every 
reason to congratulate ourselves. Marvellous has been the results ac- 
complished. Our proud state has seen the necessity of raising its educa- 
tional standard, rendering it almost impossible for secondary schools to 
exist, therefore our changed, policy became a necessity. Because of the 
rapid strides set in educational circles it becomes very necessary that 
the Negro ministry change its front, put forward its best foot to cope 
with modern conditions in a modern age. The Negro ministry must be 
educated and enlightened if the church is to hold its place among the 
civilizing forces or the world. Acrobatic stunts in the pulpit, whaging 
and toning will no longer take the place of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 
the pulpit. The pews are being enlightened the minister himself must 
become enlightened if he is to herald the glad news of an enlightened and 
risen Christ. 

The hope of our race and the glory of the church depends entirely 
upon an educated, enlightened, moral minister. 

Rrethren, the age in which we live is far different from the age in 
which our fathers and mothers lived, we are living in the most pro- 
gressive age of the world's history, an age when men live in the air, in 
the water and in thought. 

We have outgrown the oxcart age, the stage coach, the candle stick, 
the dirt road and all those sort of things, and we have entered upon an 
age that believes in doing things, and since we are living in such an age 
as this the church likewise must adopt modern, progressive ideas, we 



must line up the youth of our race, or else above all of our structural 
efforts will be written the word: "Ichabod" thy glory has departed. 

Youth, in our church program should be a church-wide movement 
over our entire field or else we may expect depleted congregations. Our 
entire church programs should be built around the youth of our race, 
t"ie hope and stay of our nation church. 

OUR CHURCHES 

In casting about I find that a large number of our churches are not 
being pa^tored and as a result of our methods our Baptist stronghold is 
not being built up along sound lines. I long to see the day come, when 
our churches everywhere will cease to hold one Sunday service a month, 
service, but instead will adopt an every Sunday plan, and certainly adopt 
a plan whereby the people will have service at least twice a month. The 
community with a one Sunday service a month is not living up to its 
high privilege. I know that the radio, the automobile and the grapho- 
phone have made heavy inroads on the church, therefore we must right 
about face. Cry aloud and spare not until the people return back to 
our Lord and God Brethren this deserves our serious consideration and 
discussion that our people everywhere might be awakened and made to 
think along these lines of Christian activity. 

We would be derelict to our duty if we did not call the attention of 
our brethren to the necessity of seeing to it that the Baptist pulpit is 
kept clean of all strange and heresey doctrines, slight of hand perform- 
ances, burning incense and all that kind of tommy rot. It has been my 
very unpleasant duty as your Moderator and advisor to call at least two 
of our brethren into question on account of allowing their pulpits to be 
dragged into the mire of unbaptistic teachings, and practises during 
the year. 

In the language of Jeremiah the weeping prophet of Israel, "Let us 
inquire for the old paths, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for 
body and soul. 

In view of all these things which tends to lower our ministry, I rec- 
ommend that we, the Ministers of the Neuse River Association: 

1. Stand by Shaw University as our State Institution of learning. 

2. Tnat we continue our ministerial study at Bricks Junior College for 
six weeks during the year. Surported by our Association, inviting 
others to take part. 

3. I would urge that this Association meet its former obligation by pay- 
ment of its debts and standing clear. 

4. That churches throughout the Association do not fail to foster and 
keep upmost in mind and heart its foremost mission, in fostering home 
and foreign missions the object and word of the church of Christ. 

5. That our Association set the standard of representives of our church- 
es 10 cents per member in order to care for the objectives of our Asso- 
ciation, which should be set forth in our minutes and constitution. 

6. That every ordained minister pay annually one dollar. Every Licen- 
tate pay fifty cents. Every Deacon twenty-five cents. Every member 
ten cents in order to take care of our Associational life, Educational 
Home and Foreign Mission. 

BOARD MEETING 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met in the city 
of Tarboro, N. C. on Thursday, October 2, 1930. 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator, Rev. J. H. Martin. 
Rev. J H. Moore presented Mrs. A. C. Tillery who made a statement 

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concerning the expense of the burial of her husband and asked that the 
board would assist her to pay the same. A motion prevailed that a 
donation be given Sister Tillery. 

The case was taken up against Rev. J. A. July, who was charged with 
having a woman in his church burning incense and teaching heresy. 
After much discussion the right hand of fellowship was withdrawn. 

The Board reconsidered the matter pertaining to the disturbance at 
Crowells Baptist Church, after reviewing the report of the Committee. 
A motion prevailed that the matter be dropped from the minutes upon 
the grounds that the Association has nothing to do with the internal 
working of a Baptist Church. (See minutes page 20, article 13 ) Further 
recommended that Revs. J. W. Blacknall and G. G. Edmonds be appoin- 
ted to attend a medting called by the Pastor ( f Crowell's Baptist Church 
and explain the action of the Association. 

Rev. C. T. Everett was called in question concerning the same person 
of which July was accused of entertaining. We listened to the same 
statements from Rev. Everett concerning her teachings and pract'ce. 
He stated that she is not in his church now, although he had been aid- 
ing in securing appointments for her. After advice from some of the 
brethren. Rev. Everett promised to discontinue his work with her. 
The following persons were elected members of the Executive Board, 
Rev. W. M. Wiggins, President, Rev. T V. Foster, Rev. McK. Nichol- 
son, Rev. G. G. 'Edmonds, Rev. A. Bell, Rev. F. L. Bullock, Rev. J. H. 
Moore, Rev. J. H. Martin. Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Secretary, Rev. H T. 
Thomas was elected honorary member of the Board. 

The following bills were approved and ordered paid. (See Report.) 
There appearing no other business the board adjourned to meet at 
Crowell's Baptist Church, Tuesday, October 21, 1930. 

J. H. Martin, President 
J. W. Blacknall, Secretary 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Association met with Crowell 
Baptist Church near Tillery, N. C, October 21, 1930. 

The Moderator, Rev. J. H. Martin in the chair. Rev. J. H. Moore and 
Rev. A. C. Matthews conducted the devotional exercises. The Secre- 
tary called the roll, after which the minutes of the last session of the 
Association were read and approved after some correction. 

A letter was read from the Trustee Board stating that Bro. C. P. 
Anthony requested them to allow him until January 1, 1930. On motion 
his request was granted. 

A letter was read from Rev. P. E. hickens asking that Rev. J. H. 
Bratcher be examined for ordination to assist him in his work on account 
of his (Rev. Dickens) health being poor. The letter was received and a 
motion prevailed that the matter of examining Rev. Bratcher be left in 
the hands of the ministers of Rocky Mount. After some remarks on 
ordination a motion prevailed that the Association shall not approve of 
the ordination of any minister who can not pass an eight grade examin- 
ation. 

The matter of the Minister's School was taken up, on motion the first 
Tuesday in February, 1931 be the date of opening, and a committee of 
three was appointed to make the arrangements; as follows, Revs. A. C. 
Matthews, J. H. Moore, J. W. Blacknall. 

On motion the Association shall represent in the Baptist State Con- 
vention. The Moderator was chosen delegate. Ten dollars was allowed 
for the Convention and ten dollars for his expenses. 

A motion prevailed that the mission money be so divided that fifty per 
cent be used for home missions and fifty per cent for foreign missions. 

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There appearing no other business the board adjourned to meet at the 
cali of the President. 

Benediction. 

Rev. W. N. Wiggins, President 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Secretary 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Committee on Place 

We, your Committee recommend that this Association will convene 
with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, Tuesday after 
the fourth Lords day in September, 1931. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Rev. J. S. Lyons Rev. A. T. Thomas 
Bro. W. T. Grant Bro. R. T. King 
Bro. B. J. Spells Bro. A. Northington 
Bro. George Ivey Bro. Simon Williams 
Bro. W. H. Hart Bro. T. Arrington 
Bro. Fate Harper Bro. D. D. Cooper 
Bro. A. Fenner Bro. A. F. Mosley 

Committee on President's Address 

We, your Committee on President's Address beg leave to submit the 
following: 

After carefelly considering the well arranged address, we recommend 
that it be placed on the face of the minutes, and the adoption of the rec- 
comendation set forth in said address. 

Humbly Submitted, 
Rev. R. W. Underwood Rev. I. D. Scott 
Bro. H. Newell Bro. R. W. Whitaker 

Rev. H. Whitaker Bro. S. H. Lawrence 

Bro. W. Quinchette Bro. J. Howington 

Committee on Officers 

We, your Committee beg leave to submit the following: 
That the now acting officers remain for the ensuing term with these 
changes. 

1 Trustee Board, Bro. H. C. Coffeld instead of Bro. I. J. Juno, deceased 
2. Ministerial Board, Rev. J. S. Lyons instead of Rev. R. J. Johnson, 
Rev. J. C. Scott in place of Rev C. P. Ivey, Rev. T. S. Sikes in place 
of Rev. I. S. Riddick, Rev. C. C. Johnson's name be reinstated on the 
Trustee Board. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Dr. J. H. Moore Dr. R. N. Boone 
Dr. S. Pittman Dr. J. S. Lyons 

Dr. A. Bell Bro. C. Whitaker 

Bro. F. Wilkins 

Committee on Education 

Recognizing the state of affairs in Eastern North Carolina the trend 
of times and that the Association must reconstruct the program to meet 
the conditions that confront us. 

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- 'We recommend that a Committee be appointed from this Association 
to confer with Committees from other Associations with the purpose of 
organizing to foster a standardized secondary school to act as a feeder 
for Shaw University, the pride of North Carolina Baptist, and the train- 
ing of Baptist youth. 

We also endorse the six weeks Bible course fostered by our Associa- 
tion. We trust that our Brethren will avail themselves of the oppor- 
tunity to attend. 

Humbily Submitted, 
Rev. E, A. Taylor ' Rev. C. T. Everett 
Rev. A. Bell Rev. R. W. Underwood 

Rev. J. T. Johnson Rev. A. C. Matthews 
- •■ Rev. P. A. Ivey Rev. K. V. Cheek 

Committee on Sunday Schools 

We, your Committee beg leave to make the following report: 
Whereas we know that God's word is all important and is a guide from 
earth'to Heaven: We therefore recommend that every church in the 
Association shall be engaged in Sunday School work. We further rec- 
commend that every Pastor will engage in the same and do all he can 
to encourage his Deacons in the work of the Sunday School. We further, 
recommend that each School will use Negro literature as much as pos- 
sible. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Bro. F. W. Davis Bro. W. M. Hines 
Bro. R. W. Wells Bro. H. Powell 
Bro. W. M. Sykes Bro. W. A. Kingberry 
Rev. J. W. Lucas Rev. D. L. Lawrence 

Committee on Missions 

Missions is the heart of Christianity, without it our religion is void. 
God is a Missionary God. Christ was the worlds greatest Missionary 
and his Holy Spirit is heavens chief Executive earring on the program 
of Jesus Christ through his church. 

Therefore we as Missionary Baptist are under absolute obligation to 
carry forward a program of mission. His final order to his Church was 
a World wide program the envagelism of the whole world. 

For a Missionary Baptist Church to be a new -Testament Church it 
must-not,only believe in missions but actually produce it. 

Therefore be it resolved that we as a Christian body> do hereby de- 
clare our full allegiance to the Missionary program of Christ namely, 
Home, State and Foreign Mission. We urge all churches to inaugurate 
a mission offering each preaching day and see that it is forwarded to the 
proper source. 

Faithfully submitted, 
Rev. J. H. Moore Rev. R. B. Bullock 
Rev. E. I). Virgial Kev. L. A. Tillery 
Rev. M. D. Davis Rev. R. N. Boone 

Committee on Constitution 

We, your Committee on Constitution beg leave to report the following: 
Whereas, Article 6 in'tne Constitution requires Pastors to pay $5.00, 

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Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not Pastors $2.50. Deacons 
$2.00. Be it resolved that article 6 be ammended to read as follows: 

Pastors $1.00, Ordained and Licentiates Ministers 50 cents, Deacons 
25 cents, Church Membership 10 cents each. Annual members $1.00 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Rev. C. T. Everett Rev. A. T. Thomas 
Rev. H. N. Boone Bro. B. J. Spell 

Bro. A. Wood 

Treasurer's Report for 1930 

Brought over from 1929 , $328 42 

Collected at the Association 322 15 

Total on hand to date _ T ___ $650.57 

M. E. Martin, Treasurer 

Ordination Board 

This is to certify that Bro. John Bratcher came before us for examin- 
ation and after giving him a fair and impartial test we recommend him 
to further studies. We have also examined Bro. J. M. White and rec- 
ommend his ordination with the understanding that he will accept the 
course of training given by the Association at Bricks Junior College. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Dr. J. H. Moore Rev. A. T. Thomas 

Rev. W T. Edmonds Rev. A. Bell 
Rev. J. S. Lycns Rev. R. N. Boone 

CONSTITUTION 



ARTICLE I. -Name 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

ARTICLE II. -Object 

The object of this body shall be: 

1st To promote the spiealing of the Gospel in Home and Foreign 
lands, to insure a more intelligent Ministry and bring about a true Chris- 
tian fellowship among the churches of this Association. 

2nd. To help to maintain a school in Eastern North Carolina for relig- 
ious training of our youth. 

ARTICLE III -Time and Place 

The Association shall meet Annually on Tuesday after the Fourth Lord's 
day in September. 

ARTICLE IV. -Officers 

The Officers of this body shall be President, one Vice-President, and 
four Vice-President of which shall be Moderators of the Unions, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Statistician. Treasurer and 
Auditor who shall be elected annually to hold their Office until their suc- 
cessors are installed. 

ARTICLE V. -Duties of Officers 

1st. The President shall preside over this body, preserve order and 
see that the purp ses of this Association are affected. He shall decide 

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all questions for consideration, ascertain and announce decision which 
shall be silently submitted to; unless, by an appeal by a two- third vote 
of those present. He shall appoint all committees. He shall strictly 
enforse the rules of the body. He shall see that each meeting is opened 
and closed with prayer. 

2nd. The rules governing the President shall be applied to any Vice- 
President in the chair. 

3rd. The Recording Secretary, who shall keep a correct record of the 
proceedings of the Association, compile the minutes for the printing and 
shall be responsible for all letters and documents committed to his care. 

4th. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of 
this Association; inform the public; make appeal for and solicit a gener- 
al cooperation in the interest of the body. He shall record the proceed- 
ings of both the Ministerial and Executive Board, write all orders issued 
on the Treasurer and report annually to the Association the same. He 
shall be furnished with postage and stationary at the expense of the 
Association. 

5th. The Treasurer of this Association shall receive all funds contri- 
buted to the body. He shall pay all orders presented to him from the 
body signed by the Corresponding Secretary and President. He shall 
keep an accurate account and report the same to the Association annually . 

6th. The Auditor of this Association shall audit the annual account of 
the President, Secretaries and Treasurer, which shall be submitted to 
him (10) ten days before the Association convenes. 

7th. The Statistician shall collect, report and publish in the minutes 
annually the statistics of this body. 

ARTICLE VI. -Membership 

The membership shall be composed of Pastors belonging to this Asso- 
ciation and delegates sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained and licensed Ministers who are bonified members of 
their home churches. 

1st. Delegates coming from these churches shall be required to pay 
10c per member in regular standing in the church which they represent. 

2nd. Pastors are required to pay annually $1.00 

3rd. Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not pastors are re- 
quired to pay 50c annually. Deacons are required to pay 25c. 

4th. Annual members are required to pay $1.00 

ARTICLE VII— Statistics 

Letters received by this Association shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship, those baptised, those received by letter, those 
dismissed by letter, those excluded, those deceased and the number of 
Sunday School scholars enrolled since last Association. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Members chosen to discharge these duties have no power over God's 
heritage nor shall they have ecclesiastical power over churches of this 
Association, and no church shall intrude on the power of the pastor while 
in faithful performance of his pastorial duties. No pastor of a church of 
this Association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the church shall 
have been paid. Any Minister or Ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with another Minister's church shall be dealt with by the Minister- 
ial Board as it thinks proper, and it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend and maintain 
the Constitution of the same. 

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ARTICLE IX.— Church Letters . : .. ..-.-..- 

Any church desiring to become members of this Association shall peti- 
tion by letter or by messenger and upon examination, if found in order,, 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to give the right handof fellowship 
t> the rnesseneers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
church or churches desiring to withdraw from the Association, must do 
so by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. When 
this Association has granted this request, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the 
Association receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, its or their connection with this Association shall cease. 

ARTICLE X —Minutes 

This Association shall furnish churches with minutes. The method of 
furnishing them shall be left to the Executive Board. 

ARTICLE XL 

The minutes of the previous session shall be read each session and cor- 
rected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire the 
reason that churches do not at any time represent in the Association. 

ARTICLE XII 

This Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
which may violate the rules of this body. 

ARTICLE XIII.— Boards 

There shall be a Ministerial, Executive, Trustee, Ordination: 

Duties 

The Ministerial Board shall be composed of not more than twenty-five 
members elected by the body to settle grievances of the churches in said 
Association and foster church extensions and provide for Superanuated 
Ministers. 

The duties of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have 
charge of all the business of the Association during its adjourn especially 
the payment of the Association expenses, such as for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes, newspaper publications and official expenses of the 
President and Secretaries. The Board shall not be composed of more 
than seven, elected from the Ministerial Board. 

There shall be a Trustee Board of nine elected Annually by the Asso- 
ciation. The Trustee Board shall have power to Execute all Negotion- 
able instruments, transfer all property, sign all Mortgages and Loans. 

: Ordination. This Board shall be composed of five members elected by 
the body whose duty shall be to examine all applicants seeking ordina- 
tion: and pass upon their literary qualifications and to make recommenda- 
tiQixof the -same to the body authorizing them. 

ARTICLE XIV. —Auxiliaries 

All. Women; Organizations and Unions connected with the churches of 
thi|/ Association are considered Auxiliaries to this body and that one 
session shall be given over to them during our Annual session for their 
report and works. 



ARTICLE XV. 

The President together with the Ministerial Board shall have power to 
call an extra session of the Association at any time he feels it necessary. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

This Constitution shall be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Association in session, providing a notice be given twelve months 
prior to the desired change. 



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OFFICIAL ROLL 

....OF THE.... 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President, Mrs. J. P. Ransom Garysburg, N. C. 

Vice-President, Mrs. Hettie Clark Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Secretary, Mrs. L. V. Mebane Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Mary Reid Whitakers, N. C. 

Superintendent of Young Peoples Department, Mrs. E. T. Johnson 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs. Olivia Alston, Chairman Mrs. Mary Reid 

Mrs. L. V. Mebane Mrs. J. P. Ransom 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall Mrs. M. E. Sanderlin 

Mrs. E. T. Johnson 



COUNTY WORKERS 

Northampton County-Mrs. M. A. Lockhart, Mrs. Nellie Harding, Mrs. 

Ester Crossland. 
Edgecombe County-Mrs. Mary Reid. 
Nash County-Mrs. L. V. Mebane. 
Halifax County-Mrs. M. E. Sanderlin. 



UNION OFFICERS 

President Mrs. J. P. Ransom 

Vice-President Mrs. Viola Robinson 

Secretary Mrs. L. V. Mebane 

Treasurer Mrs. Hettie Clark 

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PROCEEDINGS 

Roanoke Chapel Church, Rev. S. Pittman, Pastor 

Garysburg, N. C, Septen ber 21-23, 1930 

Friday Afternoon 

At 3 P. M. a spiritual praise service was conducted by Sisters Lock- 
hart, Goode and Bragg. The Sisters entered into the spirit of the meet- 
ing, and after prayers and songs Sister L. V. Mebane conducted the 
Bible lesson--Theme--Consecration, Romans 12:1-9. After denning the 
word Consecration, she spoke of the various things that prevented a 
consecrated life. She made a fervent appeal to take Jesus into our 
lives more closely and let Him use us for His honor and glory, and 
cloeed with singing, "I am thine O Lord." Several commented upon 
the topic and all felt the hour well spent. The President, Mrs. J. P. 
Ransom came forward and made some timely remarks. Welcome ad- 
dresses were made by Deacon Pittman, Sisters Alston and Brodie. Dea- 
con Pittman lifted a collection of $1.01 

We then adjourned for dinner and enjoyed the excellent things pre- 
pared for us. 

Friday Night 

After waiting for some time for the speaker of the hour Rev. Pitt, 
man who failed to show up. The President invited Revs. Alston and 
Brodie to conduct the service and preach a short sermon. 

Rev. Brodie took for his text John 21:22 theme-Following Jesus. He 
preached an earnest practical sermon which was commented upt n by 
Rev. Alston. All seemed to enjoy the sermon. Sister Mebane spoke 
of the change of meeting from Enfield to Garysburg, and the badly 
printed program with parts cmmitted had something to do with the 
small delegation she thought. Mr W. L. Rawls lifted a collection of 
$2.80 and after some announcements the session was closed with bene- 
diction by Rev. Alston. 

Saturday Afternoon 

Praise service was conducted by Sisters Benjamin, Harding, Brodie 
and Jones. After which Bible lesson was given by Sister Mebane, 
Theme-Women and Service. She took the Shunamite Woman who was 
called a great woman because of her service to Elisha, the prophet, 
Lydia and the women who conducted a prayer meeting down by the 
river side. The women who labored with the Apostle Paul, Anna, the 
prophetess, Mary and Martha. Sister Mary Reid sang, "Higher 
Round." Remarks by the President, Sisters Harding and Brown. 

The following paid 25 cents on annual dues: Sisters Mebane, Ransom, 
Jones, Reid, Harding, Lockhart, Brodie. Cora Blacknall, Susie Coker, 
Ester Crossland, Lucy Boone and Rev. Blacknall. Sister Mebane asked 
for special prayers for Mr. Wade Allen. Sister Reid lifted a collection 
of $1.00. After benediction the session closed to meet Sunday 10:30 A. 
M. 

Sunday Morning 

Sunday School conducted by Supt. W. C. Doles. Lesson taught by 
Bro. Cary Johnson. Greetings to the Sunday School by Mrs. E. T. 
Johnson and Mary Reid. After Sunday School, praise service was con- 

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ducted by Sisters Lockhart, Crossland and others. Read part of 17th. 
chapter Ezekiel, after a very spiritual praise service. The topic was 
discussed by Sister Mebane on "What is a real Missionary Society." 

"Am I Loyal to my Society? Why?" was discussed by Sisters Reid, 
Brown, Lockhart, Harding and Boone. 

The Churche's attitude teward the Missionary Society by Rev. 
Boone, Bro, W. C. Doles and Johnson. Sister Reid sang, "Leaning on 
Jesus " The President came forward and delivered her annual address 
which was practical, logical and full of some timely advice. Her able 
address was discussed by Sisters Reid and Johnson, by motion the same 
was placed in the hands of a committee for further consideration and 
that it be spread upon the face of the minutes. The following Commit- 
tee was appointed, Mrs. Reid, Johnson and Brodie. Delegates from 
Red Hill Church, Roanoke Chapel, Roanoke Salem reported. Also Sister 
Ester Crossland reported $1.25 and M. A. Lockhart $1 00 as County 
Workers. Bro. W. C. Doles lifted a collection of $3.68, representation 
fees $5.50 total $9.18. W. C, Doles, Westley Boone and Wiley Moore 
paid 25 cents. Following the collections Mrs E. T. Johnson came for- 
ward and conducted a very nice program consisting of recitations, solos 
and music by the Ransom Quartette. 

Miss Emma Ransom and Mrs. Mary Brown lifted a collection of $3.50. 

Rev. Robert Boone was called on to pray for Bro. Wade Allen who 
was in a hospital in Rocky Mount. Mr. Allen is a faithful worker in 
our Auxiliary and always attended our Sunday meetings. Rev. Boone 
prayed a touching prayer after which a collection of $1.00 was taken by 
Sister Reid for Mr. Allen. After benediction we adjourned for dinner 
and ate until we could eat no more. 

Sunday Night 

Praise service conducted by Sisters Boone, Bynum, Brodie, Lotie 
Davis, A crowded house greeted us to hear the Rev. T. V. Foster who 
didn't show up but as God never wants for a man he had in the thicket 

a ram in the person of Rev. M. W. Brodie who preached from 

Theme His sermon was powerful, short and sweet which we all 

enjoyed. Bros. Massenburg and Pittman lifted a collection of $5.00 

After a few remarks by Sister Ransom. Sister Mebane made her re- 
port and the 13th annual session of the Auxiliary passed into history. 

Tarboro, N. C. 
October 2, 1930 

The Woman's Auxiliary met in the annual session with the Neuse 
River Association in the Eastern Star Church, Rev. C. T. Everett, Pas- 
tor. 

Praise service conducted by Sister Mary Reid. After devotionals 
Rev. W. T. Edmunds was asked to preach in the absence of Rev. A. 
Bell. Rev. Edmunds selected as his text Psalms 66:16. He preached 
an earnest, short and sweet sermon which made us all feel good. 

The President read her annual address and after being discussed by 
Moderator, J. H. Martin by motion it was ordered to appear in the min- 
utes. Sister Reid asked Rev, F. L. Bullock and Mrs. E. T. Johnson to 
lift the collection - $7.20. Rev. Bullock paid $1.00. Sister Mebane made 
her report this was commented upon by Rev. Blacknall. Total amount 
reported $39.59. Mrs. C. B. Jamas and Viola Robinson reported $1.00 
each. Mrs. Hettie Clark $3 00 from Shiloh Church, Scotland Neck. 

Next session will be at Galilee Church, Rev C. W. Brown, Pastor, 
Tillery. N. C. 

Annual Sermon by Rev. E. T. Johnson. 

Opening Sermon by Rev. C W. Brown. 

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Letter From Correspc nding Secretary 

To the Woman's Auxiliary and Neuse River Association. In session at 
Garysburg and Tarboro, September 19-21, October 2, 1930: 

My dear Co-Workers: 
Another twelve months have passed into history, and we meet again in 
annual session to give account of our stewardship for the past year. 

As I pen these lines, 1 am reminded of a story written by of a 

young rural maid who became tired of the forests, the fields and the 
brook over which she roamed and player when a child. She decided to 
go to the city and partake of its gay activities. She lined up with the 
youth and not a nook and corner of society 's fast life escaped her, but 
finally she became weary of these and returned home finding at last 
home was the dearest spot to her. 

After school closed, I was tired of the responsibilities and its reactions 
and when unexpecedly to me, I was requested by letter and interviewed 
personally three times to travel thru the North, with the Jenkins Orph- 
an Children, Charleston, S. C. I accepted and have been on the road 3 
months traveling and seeing life in its various aspects, some days we 
had much to eat, some nothing but bread, some nights I slept in a bed, 
others a chair or hard seat was my cushioned bed. Sometimes it was 
rough and sometimes pleasant. One day I stood on Beacon Mountain in 
New Jersey 16,000 feet above sea level and the scene below reminded me 
of Moses on Mt. Nebo. After all like tht fanciful and weary maiden in 
guest of pleasure I find the Old North State the best of all. 

I have no report of work done nothing in my hands I bring but simply 
to the cross I cling. 

We had a splendid meeting at Garysburg. The pastor and deacons of 
Roanake Chapel Church turned over the church to us and went about 
their business and left us to do as we please and we did it. We sang, 
prayed, preached, slept, ate, drank and made merry. Part of the time 
not a preacher or deacon present, but we never have been to a church 
where tqe people turned out better, or were more co-operative than the 
members of Koanoke Chapel Church. We really had a good time, we 
had no bosses to dictate to us or rise to "pints" on us. You all left us 
to ourselves, totally neglected us, but some day you will want us, will 
need us and we will be found wanting. We didn't raise much money 
for like you all we are doing nothing, so nothing from nothing leaves 
nothing. We have a few dollars which we will keep until we decide to 
do something. However in our Garysburg meeting we decided to do 
our educational work with the Roanoke Institute, Elizabeth City, and 
will do one of the three things viz., Either furnish a room there in the 
name of our Auxiliary; Give a scholarship or assist in establishing a mis- 
sionary Training school for Girls. We have already conferred with lead- 
ing officials of the East Roanoke Association, and trust by our next meet- 
ing to have something definite and tangible to report to you. 

The President, Sister Ransom reindorsed the recommendation which 
I have made several times concerning a scholorship for an African 
student. At our meeting we began our subscription list asking 25 wom- 
en and men to pledge to give $1.00 each toward this fund. We have al- 
ready $21.00 in pledges and feel certain we meet next year we will have 
more than $25.00 to send to Africa. 

The Young People's Department under Mrs. Emma W. Johnson who is 
very active. They had a splendid program, by another year we be- 
lieve they too will have a definite plan to assist in African Missions. 

We had three splendid sermons by Revs. Alston, R. Brodie and M. W. 
Brodie. The last two are young men and if they study and make better 

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preparation they will be ministers of whom our denomination will be 
proud to have. 

We raised only $30.75 in our meeting and are giving you a small don- 
ation for the minutes which we never see until we get to the Associa- 
tion and borrow one from someone. 

Finally brethren of the Neuse Kiver Association, regardless of your 
failures in the past, we are still hoping that the faith and spirit of our 
sainced fathers who have passed into the great beyond might yet hover 
over you and that you will catch the vision for greater kingdom exten- 
sion and like Joshua of old you will go up and posess the land for you 
are able. 

Yours for a larger service, 

L. V. Mebane, Cor. Secretary 

President's Address 

To the Woman's Auxiliary Neuse River Association, 
My dear Sisters: 

Without any soliciting on my part, and to my great surprise you saw 
fit to elect me as your President. Reluctantly, I accepted, because, in 
the first place, for ten years you had as your leader the scholarly and 
beloved Mrs. J. W. Wood. Certainly I do not come up to her in educa- 
tion, but this one thing I do know, she was not a better Christian, was 
not more loyal and consecrated to the work than 1, for as you all know, 
I was in the Auxiliary when it was organized, have not followed it for 
the fishes and loaves, for there is no woman in the organization that has 
put more money in it than I. Yea, I am in it to spend and to be spent 
as long as there is an Auxiliary. 

I have no flowery speech or address to make, I leave this for Sister 
Mebane and others, but out of the fullness of my heart I want to say a 
few words to see if I can arouse you women to a greater task. 

Sisters it is true we have no definite object before-us, and yet we 
do have many; for what greater objects can we have as older women, 
than to encourage and inspire the women, and the girls and boys to be 
more active in the Churches, more obedient to their parents and truer to 
Jesus Christ. 

As y> ur President, I want to recommend. 
1st. That as women we be real living examples for Jesus Christ. Sis- 
ters, we have departed from the old land mark. We are following so 
many styles and fashions, so many ists and isms until Jesus is crowded 
out of our lives and the Holy Spirit has no chance to operate upon us. 
Where are the good old Marys and Marthas that sat at Jesus' feet to 
learn of him and wait upon him? Where are the women of great faith 
and prayer like Timothy's grandmother. Where are the women that 
helped the Apostle Paul, where are the women like Lydia who conducted 
prayer meetings down by the river side? 

They have departed, they are going to the movies, giving club and 
house parties and playing cards, smoking and drinking, wearing their 
dresses above the knees trying to temp ungodly men. I mean, we older 
ones are doing this. Come back Sisters, come back and let's be better 
examples for the young women and better leaders. 

2nd. Our Cor. Secretary, Sister Mebane has for several years in her 
report recommended that we do something tangible for Missions. She 
has asked that we give the small amount of $25 00 toward the education 
of an African boy or girl. 

Nothing has ever been done along this line and I presume we are wait- 
ing for Sister Mebane to go out and raise this money. I want to sug- 

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gest that in this meeting we start this fund with Sister Mebane as Chair- 
man. That 25 women pledge to give or send from your Church, $1.00 
per year for the African fund and that Sister Mebane send this money 
in after each annual meeting, and that this adopted child be named after 
Sister Mebane or by her. 

3rd. The we continue our interest in the Woman's State Convention 
and cooperate more fully with them. 

As I close let me beseech you as Christian women to make yourselves 
worthy of the exalted place to which God and man has lifted us. 

We are supreme in the home for its said, 
"The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world. In the Church our 
services are sought and needed, for we are the Churche's most devoted 
workers. 

In the nation women are rendering valuable service in polities, against 
intemperance and contending for a single standard of morals for men 
and the highest protection of womanhood. As God hath exalted us others 
less fortunate than we, for as the poet has said, "Not alone in crowded 
alleys, Do we find the sorest need, There is sorrow in the palace, There 
are hearts that break and bleed, Scattered sunshine, brother, sister. 
Sympathize with smile or tears, Make the whole wide world the better, 
By your tender words of cheer." 



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/ 



CHURCHES 



COUNTIES 



PASTORS and POST OFFICE 



CLERKS aud POST OFFlCf: 



Hickory View 

Gaston 

St. Pa.tl : 

Red Hill 

Carters Chapel 

Chestnut Grove 

Galilee Baptist 

Cherrvs Chapel 

Zion Hill 

New Bethel 

New Hope 

St. Paul 

St. Chapel 

Cool Springs 

Oak Grove 

St James 

Little Hope 

Shady Grove 

Mt. Zion 

1st. Baptist Halifax 

1st. Baptist Goldsboro.... 

New Hope 

Bethlehem 

Mt. Hermon 

Eastern Scar 

Union H ranch 

Marks Chapel 

Mt. Zion 

Cedar Creek 

Shiloh 

North End 

St. Marks 

1st. Baptist Battleboro.. 

Andersons Chapel 

Pleasant Hill 

Tillery Chapel 

Mary Hill 

Zion Hill 

St. Luke 

Knan"ke Salem 

Mt. Calvary 

Crowells 

Piney Grove 

Friendship Baptist 

1st Baptist Middlesex .. 

Bethlehem 

Jerusalem 

St. John 

White Oak 

Harts f'hapel 

Whitakers Chapel 

Line .In Heights 

Morning- Sta 

Union Giove 

Soell Branch 

White Hill 

Quankie Chapel 

Leggetts <'ha el 

Dani-1 Chapel 

St Stephens 

Elm Grove 



Edgecombe 

Northampton ... 

Halifax 

Edgecombe* 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Halifax 

Wilson 

Northampton .-.. 

Halifax 

Edgecombe. 

Nash 

Halifax". 

Northampton .-.. 
Northampton .. 

Edgecombe .. 

Nash .'. 

Halifax. 

Nash 

Halifax 

Wayne 

Mash > 

Northampton ,. 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Northampton .. 

Halifax 

Halifax ) 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe 

Edgecombe.. 



P E Dickens, Rocky Mount 

W. T Edmonds, Weldon 

P L Boone, Suffolk Va 

U G Moye, Kinston 

E A Taylor, Scotland Neck 

W L Brown, Tillery 

C W Brown 

P E Dickens, Kocky Mount 

J S Sills 

J T Johnson 

W L Lawrence, Rockv Mount . 

E D Taylor. Nashville 

P A Ivey, Halifax 

F L Bullock, Enfield 

W T Edmonds, Weldon 

J H Martin, Rocky Mount 

T B Foster, Rocky Mount 

W L Cotton, Rocky Mount 

J H Moore, Rocky Mount 

P A Ivey, Halifax 

K W Underwood 

J C Scott, Rockv Mount 

P LBoone, Suffolk, Va 

J C Scott, Rocky Mount 

(' T Everett, Kelford 

S Pittman, Rocky Mount 

D L Lawrence, Rocky Mount. 

F L Bullock, Enfield 

R C Clark, Scotland Neck .../.. 

W M Wiggins, Spring Hill 

J W Lucas, Rocky Mount 



C P Ivey, Rosemary 



Pitt .-. ' IE H Harris, Greenvile 



Harrett Thorne, Rocky Mount 

Soloman Vinson, Henrico 

D E Moore, Enfield 

W E Quinichett, Whitakers . 

Hardy Powers, Kosemary 

James Woodly, Spring- Hill 

Samuel House, Tillery 

Mary Lawrence, Elm City 

Eugene Deloach 

< arrio Lowe, Enfield 

Ed Holly. Tarboro 

K LHauison, Rocky Moun ... 

J T Fox, Enfield 

James Owens, Garysburg 

E G Sykes, Garysburg 



MESSENGERS 



Barrett Thome 

Garris 

W H Arlington 

W E Quinichett.. 
* /well, Wm Sykes. 

W ! . Frown 

llery 

E ' Virgil 

V 4 K Lee 

f- I Cofield 

W G Grant 

cterry, L Butler 

lis 

II ick 

: ,ee 

F W Davis 

(' ' Lee 

Ja ies Wiiite 

■ . fi.'i >n :l Lawrence 

A Northington., 



Halifax 

Halifax 

Edgecombe 

Halifax 

Edgecombe..? 'J H Jnn 

Northampton ' 'J W Blac 



II L Tillery, Kich Square.. 
W M Wiggins, Spring Hill.. 
J M White, Rocky Mount ... 
E A Taylor, Scotland Neck 

Tarboro 

Garysburg .. 



Halifax G C Owens, Columbia. 

Halifax : McK Nicholson, Enfield 

Northampton McK Nicholson, Enfield 

Edgecombe..* 'J S Lyon, Kocky Mount. 

Nash J S Lyon, Rocky Mount IC C Taylor 

Nash J S Lyon, K'ockv Mount 

Nash G W Todd, Smithfield 

Nash J H Martin, Kocky Mount 

Halifax P A Ivey. Halifax 

Edgecombe.., Beary Powell, Rocky Mount .... 

Halifax H 1) Whitaker, Scotland Neck 

Halifax W T Edmonds, Weldon 

Edgecombe* W C Cotton, Rocky vlount 

Wavne P E Dickens, ' ocky Mount ... 

H li.ax... E "' Weston. Ringwood.... . 

Halifax TS Sykes Hali'ax 

Halifax..... W T Edmonds, Weldon 

Edgecombe. T V Foster, Kocky Mount .. . 

Halifax...' O M James. Tarboro 



W H Wilder, hocliy Mount. ... 

Rebecca Tillery, Tillery 

Walter Grant, Rocky Mount . 

E Arringtor , Weldon |G 

J A Sampson, Goldsboro I Y 

J B Jones, Rocky Mount PR M Hines 

Clifton Faison, Seabord Murphey 

Maggie Evans, Rocky Mount J Scoil 

S H Lawrence, Tarboro • £ Gerkins, J A Parlast 

Charlie Davis, Rocky Mount ' King 

1) 1 1 Cooper. Rocky Mount A L Jones 

R B Dew. Margarettsville J -> Goode 

J R Whitaker, Halifax ) D Archer 

H H Arringt<.n, Scotland Neck , . N L Smith 

Willie Pope, Rocky Mount mith 

Avenge Cherry, Whitakers Whitaker 

Spencer Odum, Rat lesboro "'■■ Whitaker 

J H Redmond, Macclesfield ....... ; nond 

K Moore, Scotland Neck n th 

P R Jones. Tillery ■• 1 

Alice Foster, Rocky Mount.... |J 6 White 

GS Aston, Littleton ustin, T H Nevell .... 

T C Bullock, Tarboro ell 

A N Rice, Garvsburg .... ie, J W Blacknall 

W L Smith, Enfield . \ .utaker, W L Smiih 

J J Johnson, Enfield S lith Gary 

M C Peebles, Jackson '■ Peebles 

Alfred Battle, Rocky Mount.... T >' 0J1 

C C Taylor, Middlesex Lyon 

A B Lucas, Rocky Mount •' Lyon 

Herbert Lyon, Whitakers .... 3 W Todd 

W L Lyon, Roefty Mount laylor 

P W Will'ams, Kingwood P A Ivey 

T K Killibrew, Rocky Mount ; Davis, P B Bullock 



Edgecombe.. 
Wilson '.... 



T V Foster. Koekv Mount.. 
■\<i Joyner. Rocky Vlount... 
d Joyner, Rocky Mount..., 
r< C 'Mark, 'ocky Mount.... 
3 Pittman, Rocky Mount.... 
P E Dickens. Kocky l\ o nt 

O B Alston, Jackson 

T S -ykes, Jackson 

R VI Moore. Enfield 

G G Edmonds. Weldon 



Olive On 

BethLhem Edgecombe..'... .., 

Roanoke Chapel I Northampton .. 

Mt. Carmel Nash 

Mason Grove Rrunswick, Va 

Allen Grove... Halifax 

Richards Grove Halifax 

Pleasant Hill Halifax ....' ,.. 

Mt Hope Northampton ; L T Bonds, Windsor 

Smiths ('hapel Halifax S Pittman, Rocky Mount 

1st Bartist Weldon Halifax....... A C Matthews. Weldon... 

Calvary Baptist Wilson ,J I J W Watson, Middlesex Laura Harrington, Wilson A atson.... 

Simmons Grove Halifax H V Rowton, Weldon J Bowtin, Rosemary ■ Blacknall 

Ebenezer Baptist Nash Is T V Foster, Rocky Mount Lewis Pittman, Rocky Mount .... J V Ciark 

Pittmans Grove Edgecombe G H Graham, Rockv Mount Charles Hampton, Rattlesboro J H Grahfcm .. 

Smiths Chapel Halifax: H H Fall J W Bayard, Enfield \ I I -Hey .... 

Morning Star Edgecombe J R Green Hardy Pittman ' Lett er 



rl Whitaker.. 

,, i S:::-'-!lwood 

■ I ■ t.fon 

diehard son 



Thurston Whitakers, Scot Neck..,. 

M B Smallwood. Rosemary 

Hattie Jenkins, Pine 'lops. ... 

haniel Richardson, Fremont 

General Yarbfro, Enfield A Weston 

I ewis Hendricks. Weldon >cott 

F E Howell, Rosemary Ivey 

Annie Pinman, Tarboro arper 

S F Soloman, r- nfield S P Solomon 

Norman I ane, Tarboro '•' t'art 

Rachell Persy, Sims yner 

Bertha f'ott' n, Sharpsbuig ... A ina Bynum 

\ W I ane, Tarboro .itaker 

W M Amos. Jackson |E|aveGieen 

Ola odum. Reeky Mount E Dickens 

Dai^y Bradley, Valentine, Va R A.l.-ton 

J H Clanton. Halifax ! Sykes 

L Hunter, Enfield John Coleman 

W M Scoit, Enfield mas Arrington.. 

P t, Jefferies. Jackson d 

W M Smith, Halifax m 

H Howell, Weldon ■ ■ ' ony 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Sixty-Fifth Annual Session 

OF THE .... 

Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. 

September 29, 30th, Oct. 1st, 1931 



The next session will be held with the Piney Grove Baptist 

Church, Jackson, N. C , Beginning Tuesday after the 

Fourth Sunday in September, 1932. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson, Pastor, 



Compiled by Rev. McK. Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



Sixtv-Fifth Annual Session 



OF THE 



Neuse River Baptist Association 

HELD WITH 

Bethlehem Baptist Church 

ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. 

September 29, 30th, Oct. 1st, 1931 



The next session will be held with the Piney Grove Baptist 

Church, Jackson, N. C , Beginning Tuesday after the 

Fourth Sunday in September, 1932. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson, Pastor, 



Compiled by Rev. McK. Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 



OFFICERS 



President Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Garvsburg, N. C. 

Vice-President Rev. G. G. Edmonds, Weldon, N. C. 

Recording Secretary Rev. McK. Nicholson, Enfield, N. C. 

Corresponding Secretary Rev. A. C. Matthews, Weldon, N. C. 

Treasurer __ Bro. M. E. Martin, Thelma, N. C. 

Auditor Rev. J. W. Lucas, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Statistician Rev. S. Pittman. Rocky Mount, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Rev. W. M. Wiggins. Chairman Spring Hill, N. C. 

Rev. McK. Nicholson Enfield, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Martin Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. A. Bell ... Weldon, N. C 

Rev. J. H. Moore Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. R. N. Boone Seaboard, N. C. 

TRUSTEE BOARD 



Bro. C. P. Anthony Weldon, N. C. 

Bro. F. W. Davis Rocky Mount, N.- C. 

Bro. M. E. Martin Ihelma, N. C. 

Bro. C. C. Johnson __ . Halifax, N. C. 

Bro. R. A. Cheek... Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. R. N. Boone Seaboard, N. C. 

Bro. H. C. Cofield . Enfield, N. C. 

Bro. A. W. Wood Tarboro, N. C. 

Bro. E. W. Whitaker Enfield, N. C. 

EXAMINATION BOARD 



Rev. J. H. Moore Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Rev. E. A. Taylor Scotland Neck, N. C. 

Kev. R. W. Underwood Goldsboro, N. C. 

Rev. A. C. Matthews Weldon, N. C. 

Rev. W. T. Edmonds Weldon, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL BOARD 



Rev. J W Blacknall Garysburg 

Rev. WS Miller Weldon 

Rev. G G Edmonds Weldon 

Rev. A C Matthews Weldon 

Rev. A. Bell Weldon 

Rev. W T Edmonds Weldon 

Rev. McK Nicholson Enfield 

Rev. W D Gatling Enfield 

Rev. F L Bullock Enfield 

Rev. J H Martin Rocky Mount 

Rev. PE Dickens Rocky Mount 

Rev. T V Foster Rocky Mount 

Rev. S Pittrnan . Rocky Mount 

Rev. W H Jones - Rocky Mount 

Rev. J H Moore Rocky Mount 

Rev. D L Lawrence Rocky Mount 

Rev. W P Purnell Halifax 

Rev. E W Murphy Louisburg 

Rev. R W Underwood Goldsboro 

Rev, E A Taylur Scotland Neck 

Rev. W M Wiggins Spring: Hill 

Rev. I S Riddick Hobgood 

Rev. R N Boone , Seaboard 

Rev. C P Ivey Rosemary 

Rev. J W Lucas Rocky Mount 

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Rev. WA Green Durham, NC 

Rev. W E Bullock Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. J C Scott Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. J A Howell Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. R C Clark Scotland Neck, N C 

Rev. S T Owens Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. S Pittrnan Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. T S Sikes Jackson, N C 

Rev. M W Brody Jackson, NC 

Rev. G G Edmonds Weldon, NC 

Rev. G Stokes Middlesex, N C 

Rev. R J Johnson Halifax, N C 

Rev. E D Joyner Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. O B Alston .-. Jackson, N C 

Rev. MH Dickens Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. R N Boone Seaboard, N C 

Rev. C T Utley 

Rev. C P Ivey Rosemary, N C 

Rev. N K Dunn Tarboro, N C 

Rev. J W Lucas Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. Bosie Thorne Sharpsburg, N C 

Rev. J W Blacknall Garysburg. N C 

Rev. I D Scott Weldon, N C 

Rev. A C Matthews Weldon, N C 

Rev. W C Cotton Rocky Mount, N C 

Rev. F L Bullock '.Enfield, N C 



LICENTIATES WHO PAID ANNUAL FEES 



Bro. K P Battle Rocky Mount, N C 

Bro. T H Armstrong Rocky Mount, N C 

Bro. Willie Battle Rocky Mount. N C 

Bro. G W Joyner Rocky Mount, N C 

Bro. J H Bratcher Tarboro, N C 

Bro. R W Whitaker Whitakers, N C 

DEACONS WHO PAID ANNUAL FEES 



John Wood Nathan Jones J M Harding 

George Harding J P Buffoloe James Hardy 

E L Arrington Milliard Kee Isaac Daniel 



PROCEEDINGS 



Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

September 29, 1931 

The Sixty-Fifth Annual Session of the Neuse River Baptist Associa- 
tion met with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, Rev. 
J. H. Martin in the chair. 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. J. S. Lyons, D. L. Lawrence 
and J. H. Bratcher. Rev. Lyons lined hymn 417, "Am 1 a Soldier of 
the Cross, etc." Rev. Lawrence read the 95th Psalms. Rev. Bratcher 
lead the Association to the throne of grace in a very fervent prayer. 
2nd hymn, "A few more Years shall roll, etc." Rev. P. B. Bullock 
prayed. Rev. Martin beautifully sang, "Leaning on His Everlasting 
Arms, etc.," and after a few brief remarks announced the 65th Annual 
Session of the Neuse River Baptist Association opened for business. 

The program was read and adopted ammended to read that the women 
be given the second afternoon session and Trustee Board's report be 
made the second day morning session. The roll of churches was called 
and committees on hours of meeting and adjournment, arrangements 
and new bodies were appointed. After hearing the report of Committee 
on Hours of meeting and adjournment, a motion prevailed to adopt the 
same. Remarks by Bro. T. H. Armstrong, Revs. R. W. Underwood, 
R. N. Boone, I. S. Riddick and J. W. Lucas and Bro. J. T. Ivey. 

Benediction was announced by Rev. W. A. Griggs. 

FIRST DAY— Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs J. C. Scott and W. S. Miller. 

The President announced the meeting opened for business. The min- 
utes of the morning session were read and approved. Committees on 
Missions, Finance, Education, Temperance, Resolutions, Place and Sun- 
day Schools were appointed. After which the President presented Rev. 
C. P. Ivey to preach the the annual sermon. Rev. E. W. Murphy sang 
hymn no. 492, "Amazing Grace how Sweet the Sound, etc., Rev. Ivey 
prayed and took for his text. Proverbs 30-18:19. Subject: The way of a 
Serpent on a Rock" and preached a very constructive and inspiring ser- 
mon. Rev. Murphy sang, "Lift him up, etc." Prayer was offered by 
Rev. Green. Rev. R. W, Underwood led in singing, "I'm going thru, 
etc." Committees on Obituaries and Officers were appointed. Bros. 
Paul Jones and A. W. Wood were asked to take the offering, which 
amounted to $2 10 Remarks by Revs. E. W. Murphy and R. F. Fisher. 

Benediction by Rev. Matthews. 

FIRST DAY — Evening Session 

After a very well conducted praise service by Revs. W. E. Bullock 
and R. N. Boone the President announced the meeting opened for busin- 
ess. A motion prevailed that the minutes of the afternoon session be 
adopted' The matter came up concerning Rev. Smith becoming a mem- 
ber of the Association and after some discussion the matter was turned 
over to the Ministerial Board. After which Rev. J. H. Martin (acting 
Pastor) delivered a very able welcome address. Rev. A. C. Matthews 
responded to said address. The hour having come for the Missionary 
Sermon, Rev. McK. Nicholson ascended the rostrum in company with 
Rev. R. C. Clark. Rev. Clark sang, "Go Preach My Gospel saiah the 
Lord, etc." and prayed very fervently. Rev. Nicholson took for his 
text, Isaiah 52-7. Subject-The publication of the gospel. He seemed to 



be carried away in the spirit. Our hearts were made to feel glad while 
he talked with us by the way. Rev. Lawrence led us to the throne of 
grace in prayer. Bros. Charlie Whitaker and David Sessoms lifted a 
collection amount $1.75. Benediction was in order. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Rev. T. S. Sikes spiritually led, "'There is a Fountain filled with Blood 
etc." Rev. W. P. Purnell read a portion of the first chapter of St. John 
and Rev. Ivey offered prayer. "That awful day will surely come, etc." 
was sung by Bro. H. D. Whitaker. The minutes of the evening session 
were read and approved. The Vice-President introduced Rev. J. H. 
Martin who delivered a very well prepared annual address. A motion 
prevailed that the said address be received and placed in the hands of a 
committee. A motion prevailed that Rev. E. A. Taylor would deliver 
the address on the educational work for Shaw University and our Asso- 
ciation. Bros. Northington and Harvey were asked to take the offering 
to the amount of $2.00 Revs. J. S. Stokes of Middlesex and W. D. 
Gatling of Enfield made some timely remarks. Benediction by Rev. 
Stokes. 

SECOND DAY -Afternoon Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. W. T. Edmonds, L, Powell ard 
M. H. Hill. Minutes of the morning session were read and approved. 
Mrs M. A. Hargrove (President of W. N. B. A.) was present and 
made some timely remarks. Mrs L. V. Mebane, Secretary of the Aux- 
iliary, made her report and after some discussion the report was adopt- 
ed. Mrs. J. P. Ransome, President of the Woman's Auxiliary, made 
some remarks and read her annual address. A motion prevailed that the 
address be placed in the minutes. After some discussion a motion pre- 
vailed that the Officers of the Auxiliary would meet the next setting of 
the Ministerial Board. Committees on Place, Obituaries, and reports of 
Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Auditor were adopted. 

Rev. Tillery, Dean of Shaw University, was presented and spoke very 
earnestly for Shaw University. Benediction by the President. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session 

Praise service was conducted by Revs. 0. B. Alston, J. T. Ivey and 
T. H. Armstrong. The Vice-Moderator was in the chair. The minutes 
of the afternoon session were read and approved. Mrs H. B. Cunning- 
ham was presented who spoke in the interest of the Union Reformer and 
Shaw University. After which a motion prevailed that the reports of 
Committees on Missions and Education be adopted. After some discus- 
sion over the election of Officers a motion prevailed that the sermon 
would be preached first and election follow. Dr. I. S. Riddick was pre- 
sented to preach the Doctrinal Sermon. Rev. G. S. Stokes sang hymn 
492, 'Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, etc." Rev. Hiddick took 
for his text, Rev. 1-4 and preached a very strong and spiritual sermon. 
A motion prevailed that all other business be deferred until morning 
session. Revs. E. W. Murphy and S. Pittman was asked to lift the 
offering. Amount $3.12 Benediction 

THIRD DAY- Morning Session 

Rev. J. W. Lucas introduced the praise service by singing hymn 293. 
Rev. J. T. Ivey read the 14th chapter of St. John. Rev. W. A. Jones 

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offered prayer. Rev. R. N. Boone sang, "Pass me not oh Gentle Sav- 
ior, etc." The report on Officers came up and at the request of Rev. 
G. G. Edmonds his name was eliminated as a candidate for President. A 
motion to accept Rev. A. C. Matthew's name as candidate for Corres- 
ponding Secretary was carried. A motion prevailed that the nomination 
for President would close with Rev. J. W. Blacknall as the only candidate. 
A motion to accept the withdrawl of Rev. C. P. Ivey as candidate for 
Vice-President in favor of Rev. G. G. Edmonds was carried. After- 
which a motioned prevailed to accept the report as a whole with these 
changes on the Ministerial Board. Rev. W. D. Catling instead of Rev. 
P. A. Ivey (deceased); Rev. W. H. Jones instead of Rev. T. S. Sikes; 
Rev. I. S. Riddick in place of J. C. Scott; Rev. C. P. Ivey in place of 
Rev. A. T. Thomas (deceased); R^v. E. W. Murphy in place of J. S. 
Lyons. Changes on Examination Board was as follows: Rev. W. T. Ed- 
monds instead of Rev. J. W. Blacknall; Rev. A. C. Matthews instead of 
Rev. N. S Hargrave; Rev. R. W. Underwood instead of Rev. A. T. 
Thomas; all other officers were elected to succeed themselves. Commit- 
tees reports on Ordination and resolution were received. The Commit- 
tees report on a resolutions of thanks for the faithful discharge of our 
Ex-President, Rev. J. H. Martin, was adopted. A motion prevailed 
that the President of the Association would retire after the Afternoon 
Session. The right hand of fellowship was extended to Rev. N. K. 
Dunn. Benediction was in orner. 

THIRD DAY -Afternoon Session 

After a very well conducted praise service by Rev. J. VV. Blacknall 
and others the minutes of the morning session were read and approved. 
The newly elected Officers were installed by the ex-President, Rev. J. 
H. Martin. Rev. J. W. Blacknall took the chair and called for the re- 
port of the Committee on Obituaries. The report was read and adopted. 
A few minutes were spent in memorial service in honor of our departed 
Brethern. Rev. Blacknall sang, "What are they doing in Heaven to-day, 
etc." Rev. F. L. Bullock led in a fervent prayer. Rev. R. N. Boone 
spoke on the life of Rev. P. L. Boone. Revs. F. E. Bullock and W. S. 
Miller on the life of Rev. A. T. Thomas. Rev. J. H. Bratcher spoke on 
the life of Rev. P. A. Ivey. Rev. W. S. Miller and Bro. C. C. Johnson 
spoke on the life of Rev. R. Shaw. Rev. G. G. Edmonds and Bro. C. C. 
Johnson on the life of Rev. J. T. Johnson. Mrs L. V. Meband sweetly 
sang, "Shall we meet beyond the River, etc." Prof. C. H. Graves, 
President of Roanoke Institute, was presented and asked the co-opera- 
tion of the Neuse River Association. Rev. J. T. Doles, of Elizabth City 
was introduced and made some timely remarks. A motion prevailed 
that the Finance Committee report be adopted with the recommendation 
to change, the annual fees be stricken out. "Bless be the tie that binds 
etc." was sang and benediction was asked by Dr Blacknall. Thus the 
Sixty-Fifth Annual Session of the Neuse River Baptist Association 
passed into history. 



PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL ADDRESS 

To the Officers, Members and Friends of the old Historic Neuse River 
Missionary Baptist Association, ladies and gentlemen: 

I am most happy to greet you in our 65th annual session of our great 
organization. An organization that has rendered during these years a 
very distinct service to our race. 

Time in its onward sweap has brought us face to face. Some of us 
are happy and some of us are sad,, but nevertheless we have come 
through our sadness, and some have come through joys and successes, 
to do business for the King. 

Brothers and Sisters: I counsel you to peace, to harmony and withal 
to let brotherly love prevail. There are many things uppermost in my 
mind to say to you, things that I regard as of vital importance. 

Times have changed, yet we are still moving on, in the fear of the 
Lord. Our times are in his hands, I know that many have been our 
disappointments; and things are not as we would have them, but we can 
only look to him who holds the destiny of all nations and races in his 
hands. We should be like the mountain whose base is firmly fastened 
to God's footstool, and its head pointing heavenward, gazing its master 
in the face. On its head are the snow caps of winter, aroundMts should- 
ers the cloak of autumn, while spring serenely rests on its lap; while 
summer gayly dances at its feet, praising God from whom all blessings 
flow. 

Many of the race have fallen to the very lowest depth in sin, in many 
walks of life. Is is up to us as ministers of the Gospel and Christion 
workers to unite ourselves and fight for the emancipation of the human 
race from the thraldom of sin. 

Moral, spiritual and intellectual training is prevalent everywhere, yet 
our people are not living up to its God given and inherent rights. False 
teachings have crept in and our people are being swept off into this 
whirligig of ignorance and religious stupidity. 

Our preachers, teachers and other leaders and all other Christian 
friends should take courage and build up the waste places in Zion, lift 
hierh the blood stained banner of Jesus Christ and lift it so high that it 
will be a beacon light by which our people can see their way out of 
darkness into the marvelous light of liberty, happiness and joy. 

EDUCATION — We as Missionary Baptists should strive to prepare 
more men to preach the unsearchable riches of God's free grace. An 
educated and trained, and enlightened ministry is absolutely necessary. 
We are living in an age of schools and colleges. Our sons and daughters 
are being educated and trained to think, and oft times by ungodly pro- 
fessors, who are skeptics and infidels and agnostics and who trample be- 
neath their unhallowed feet, the religion of our forefathers. Therefore 
the time has come when the pulpit must and should measure up to the 
emergency of the hour and salvage all of that which is sacred and good, 
wholesome and true and make life worth the living— the genuine old 
fashioned religion. 

The cry of the age is for an intelligent and consecrated ministry. A 
ministry that is apt to teach rather than amuse the people by acrobatic 
stunts or clownish performances in the pulpit The pnloit is the most 
sacred place on earth, and higher than any monarch's throne. Why 
should any man of us cut the buck in it, and parade as a dramatist to 
the detriment of the work of the master. Christian edecation is the 
only safeguard to our spiritual and moral uplift. Without such train- 
ing we are nothing more than drift wood on the great s°a of lime 

I am of the opinion that as a Baptist brotherhood we should now labor 



the more zealously to support Shaw University, since our fondest dream 
has been realized in the election of a Negro as President. 

OUR ORDAINING COUNCIL OR MINISTERIAL BOARD-Brethren 
hear me in the name of God. Many sad things have transpired in our 
bounds since last we met, and it is my duty to call your attention to 
some of them. The one utmost in my mind just now is, the ignoring of 
our Mininserial examining board by certain brethren who[are members of 
this brotherhood, and who pledged themselves to be ruled and governed 
by the rules that do here obtain 

Our Association is a federated body of Baptist churches, surscribing 
to certain rules and regulations. These rules should Le held sacred and 
religiously lived up to. Some churches and pastors have ignored these 
sacred rules, and have gone out and ordained incompetents to the gospel 
ministry. They should be held to account for their vicious acts. In 
view of this sad plight in which our Ministry has drifted I recommend 
the following: 

1st That any Minister or Ministers engaging in the ordination service 
of any licensed preacher, who has not appeared before, or been approv- 
ed by the Ministerial Examining Board of the Association, shall not be 
recognized as a member in good standing and shall be subject to such 
discipline as the Board may recommend. 

2nd That any licensed preacher being ordained within our bounds, 
who has not appeared before the Ministerial Examining Board, or has 
been approved by them shall not be recognized nor admitted to member- 
ship in our Association as an ordained minister. 

In making these recommendations, I do so with the full understanding 
of our Baptist independency, and that each church is a unit within itself, 
but brethren the time has come when we as Baptists, working together 
for the common good of our race and the cause of Jesus must take high 
ground and a firm stand against those who would enter the sacred fold 
who have not tarried at Jersusalem until endowed with common intelli- 
gence, a rudimentary education, and a firm knowledge and a firm grasp 
upon the Eternal word. 

OUR MINISTERIAL SCHOOL-The minister should ever be a student 
and "Study to show himself a workman approved unto God, who need- 
eth not be ashame, rightly dividing the word of Truth." In view of 
this injuction by the great Apostle, I would recommend that we con- 
tinued to carry on a four weeks course of study for our ministers, and 
for those seeking admission to the ministry. Ministerial education is 
absolutely necessary nowdays, since our schools and colleges are sending 
out a multitude of young men and women trained to think, and the min- 
ister must and should occupy a position that will command the respect 
of an educated and an enlightened youth. 

OUR CHURCHES AND MINISTERS-In looking over our field, I 
find that but just a few of our churches are functioning in the support 
of education, home and foreign mission. The prime object of the church 
is to serve, to propagate the doctrine of Jesus Christ and send forth its 
rays of light into outer darkeness. Our Association was organized for 
the purpose of gathering means to foster the Gospel and to serve as a 
custodian of these funds. In view of the lack of interest on the part of 
many of our churches, I recommend that any church or minister-pastor 
be not permitted to take part in the proceedings of this Association un- 
til he and his church or churches have paid their prorata share or dues 
to this Associotion. 

OUR DEAD — As I stand here, and as you sit before me I am remind- 
ed that even in life w T e are in the very shadow of death. The grim reap- 



er has visited our field and has taken its toll. It is my duty to call the 
roll of those who have answered to their names of judgement. They 
are gone. Their passing is but a reminder to us that every heart throb, 
is but a funeral beat on our march to the grave. Bro. A. T. Thomas, 
an old veteran of the cross; Bro. James Johnson, a strong young man; 
Bro. P. L. Boone, a hero of no mean ability; Bro. Anderson Boone, who 
has seen many years of service; Bro. P. A. Ivey, who was always on the 
go for the master, and Bro. Richard Shaw, a time honored hero; all, all 
have gone the ways of the world. 

Brethren, God has left us here to carry on. The task is ours. These 
brethren wrought well in their day and time. I believe they did their 
best—their bit. May it be ours to take up their work where they left 
off, and in God's name pushed the battle to the gate 
"Til every foe is vanquished 
And Christ is Lord in deed." 

In view of their sad passing, I would recommend that suitable memor- 
ial services be held at sometime during this session, and a fifteen or 
twenty minutes sermon be preached, and as a mark of their passing 
that a full page in mourning be given them in our printed minutes. 

OUR WOMEN — The power and influence of womanhood is a recogniz- 
ed factor in the developement of any worthy rr.ovement. Our Associa- 
tion has been singuarly blessed with this sacred and hallowed influence. 
Our women have been ioyal in the support of our every cause, and stand 
ready to follow where we lead. For such women let God be praised. 
Because of their great influence and spirit of helpfulness and encourage- 
ment, I recommend that they be given a larger place in the work of our 

SOME IMPORTANT FACTORS- 1 would be negligent of my duty if 
I did not call your attention to some things are greatly hindering the 
progress of our race, I refer to the lack of race patronage and race de- 
velopement. There are some things that are absolutely important fact- 
ors in advancing our race along spiritual and economic lines, I am sure 
that each of us realize that we are living in the dawn of a new era. And 
as a race we should and must awake to an active sense of our duty or 
else take the hindmost place in the scramble of the races and nations for 
a place in the sun. 

There stands to the credit of the Baptist family two publications 
houses in Nashville. They belong to us not only as Baptists, but to us 
as a race. They are ours. They beg our support. In casting around 
over the field, I find that several of our Sunday Schools and churches 
are using Sunday School and B. Y. P. U. literature and hymn books from 
the press of the opposite race. Our literature is just as good as that 
which come from other presses. Why not as Baptist; use it to the 
glory of God and the advancement of our race. 

I recommend that every Sunday School and church in our bounds go 
down on record as users of literature from either of the two publication 
houses, owned, operated and controlled by Negroes. The church must 
accept leadership in race developement along the lines of race patronage. 
Too long has the Negro neglected the support and patronage of that 
which is his. The time has come when we must take a decided stand 
for the support of all racial endeavors May God give us the vision and 
the courage to live up to our opportunities. For he who will not support 
his household is worse than an infidel. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEES 



Committee on Place 

We recommend this Association will convene with Piney Grove Baptist 
Church, Jackson, N. C , Tuesday after the Fourth Lond's day in Septem- 
ber 1932. Respectfully submitted 

Rev. W. H. Jones, Bro. C. Lucas, 

Rev. J. C. Scott, Bro. A. Northington, 

Rev. J. W. Lucas, Bro. 0. D. Archer, 

Rev. G. S. Stokes, Bro. Walter Taylor, 

Bro. D. Reed, Bro. D. Sandlin 

Bro. J. T. Ivey. 

Committee on Hours of Meeting 

Meet at 10 a m., adjourn for dinner at 1 p. m. ; Reassemble at 2:30 p. 
m. , adjourn at 5 p. m. ; Reassemble at 7 p. m. , adjourn at pleasure. 

Respectfully submitted. 
Bro. A. B. Lucas, Bro. Geo H. Hill, 
Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Committee. 

Committee on Officers 

We your Committee beg leave to report the following: That the of- 
ficers of this Association will be: President, Rev. J. W. Blacknall; Vice 
President, Rev. G. G. Edmonds; Recording Secretary, McK. Nicholson; 
Cor. Secretary, Rev. A. C. Matthews; Treasurer, Bro. M. E. Martin; 
Auditor, Rev. J. W. Lucas; Statistician, Rev. S. Pittman. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. C. P. Ivey, Rev. S. Pittman, 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Rev. J. H. Moore, 

Rev. W.T.Edmonds, Bro. A. W. Wood, 

Bro. Andrew Jones, Bro VV. E. Quinichett. 

Committee on Missions 

The chief work of Christ in the world was to establish Missions. In 
Missions man can see his relation to God, In Mission heaven is brought 
to earth, and earthly creatures are brought to the kingdom of God. 
Some of the marching orders of Jesus are: Come, Tarry, Go. Come and 
be made a Missionary. Tarry and be endowed as a Missionary. Go into 
all the world and make Missionaries of all nations. Therefore the Mis- 
sionary Baptist Church is the only church that Jesus came from Heaven 
to build, is under binding obligation to Him to do Mission work. For a 
Missionary Baptist Church to be a New Testament church it must not 
only believe in Missions, but show it by their work., for by their fruit 
ye shall know them. Therefore be it resolved that we as a Christion 
body do hereby stand by and for the Missionary Program of Jesus Christ 
namely, Home, State, Nation and Foreign. We urge each church to 
inaugurate a Mission offering each preaching Sunday and see that it is 
forwarded to the proper source. 

Faithfully submitted. 



Rev. 


R. 


W. Underwood, 


Rev. D. L. Lawrence, 


Rev. 


R. 


L. Lawrence, 


Rev. R. C. Clark, 


Pev. 


W 


. S. Miller, 


Bro. W. M. Scott, 


Bro. 


c. 


H. Whitaker, 


Bro. E. D. Smith, 


Bro. 


c. 


P. Anthony. 


Committee. 



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Committee on Finance 

To the Neuse River Baptist Association held with the Bethlehem Bap- 
tist Church of Nash County, from September 29 to October 1, 1931, in 
its Sixty-Fifth Annual Setting of Christian Administration. 

We, your Committee on Finance beg leave to make the following re- 
port. We have enrolled sixty-six churches and representative fees to 

the amount of $171.33 

Home Missions 1.00 

Foreign Missions 1.00 

Shaw University 2.00 

Ministerial Education 3.00 

Minister's Annual Fees 20.50 

General Collection 8.98 

Total ..$207.81 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. C. Johnson M. C. Peebles 

Wm. Scott M. E. Martin 

P. B. Bullock Committee. 

Committee on Temperance 

We your Committee on Temperance beg to submit the following re- 
port: Whereas we find that the word intemperance applies to more than 
one thing, Be it resolved, that we the representatives of Christ's King- 
dom, especially Ministers and Deacons be strictly temperate in all things 
and whereas whiskey is the one of the most grievous evils, be it resolved 
that every Minister or Deacon known to be intoxicated with strong 
dring be dealt with according to the laws of the Baptist church. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bro. A. W. Wood Bro. G. H. Hill 

Rev. S. Pittman Bro. H. Sweatt 

Bro. F. A. Cox Bro. L. Battle 

Bro. I). Sessoms Bro. H. D. Whitaker 

Bro. H. Lane Committee. 

Committee on Education 

The Christian religion is a religion of enlightenment. Ye shall know 
the truth and the truth shall make you free. "Teach All Nations" is 
the Master's great command. 

The Committee on Education recommend in strongest terms an educat- 
ed pulpit and pew as far as possible. A consecrated mind is a power in 
religion as well as anywhere else. Be it resolved that the Neuse River 
Association shall stand whole heartedly for Christian education. Be it 
further resolved that we give our hearty support to Shaw University, 
under the New Administration of a Negro President, Dr. W. S. Nelson. 
Be it further resolved that we highly commend the splendid work that 
Brick Junior College is doing within our bounds. Further, be it resolv- 
ed that we make every possible effort to help improve the ministry 
among us who stand as leaders of our people. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dr. J. H. Moore Rev. J. W. Lucas 

Rev. W. M. Bullock Rev. E. W. Murphy 
Rev. W. T. Edmonds Bro. R. Ricks 

Committee 

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Resolutions of Thanks 

Be it resolved that this Body hereby express its profound thanks to 
the retiring President, Kev. J. H. Martin, who served this buoy for 
seven year.-:. His administration was cne of impartial ru;ing. Be it 
ferther resolve that we present to him a token not to exceed two collars 
and fifty cents ($2.50) as a memento. 

Kev. J. W. Blacknall Rev. J. H. Moore 

Rev. W. D Gatling Rev. t[ L. Bui lock 

Committee 

Committee on Resolutions 

Be it resolved that this Association shall not recognize the ordination 
of a minister within the bounds of this body with the approval or the 
Examination Board, and tnat the Ordaining Council shall be admisioie 
to the work. According to the Divine arrangements of God, the grand 
old Neuse Kiver Association finds itself the honored guests of the Beth- 
lehem Baptist Church of Kocky Mount, N. C, this beautiful Temple of 
God, estaonshed by the fathers of long ago. Whereas the n, embers of 
the Bethlehem Baptist Church have worked together to make our stay 
a pleasant one. Whereas, their beautuul homes have been thrown open 
to us to make us comfortable by night,, we as delegates Lave enjoyed 
the many delicacies of the season that have been well prepared and 
served willingly and cheerfully. Therefore, be ir, resolved that the 
members of the Neuse River Association show our appreciation to the 
Pastors, Oliicers and Members of the Bethlehem Baptist Church by a 
standing vote of thanks. II. That a copy of these resolutions be prin- 
ted in our minutes as a memorial, so that our coming generations may 
know that we have halted at Bethlehem and have done kingdom building 
service for God. 

Whereas, Tne Neuse River Baptist Association is seeking to rais^ the 
standard for a candidate seeking Ordination, and since we have so many 
brethren coming to the Association seeking Ordinat.on who have not 
attained the 8th grade and who have not been calltd to any church. 
Therefore, be it resolved, that it will be the sense of this Association 
not to encourage the Ordination of candidates who have not attained 
the eighth grade standard and have not been called to a Baptist Church, 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. A. C. Matthews Rev. W. S. Miller 

Rev. T. S Sikes Bro. H. R. Ricks 

Bro. B. B. Cooper Bro. H. Harvty 

Bro. I J. lavage Bro. J. Morris 

Bro. J. Howington Committee 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 

To Neuse River Baptist Association for 1930 

To Rev. J. H. Martin, President $25.00 

To Rev. McK. Nicholson, Recording Secretary 30.00 

To Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Corresponding Secretary 40.00 

To Rev. G. G. E imonds, Vice President 12.50 

To Bro. M. E Martin, Treasurer 13 20 

To Mrs. A. C. Tillery, on burial 20.00 

To Rev. J. W. Lucas, Auditor 10.00 

To Rev. A. T. Thomas 17.00 

To Rev. C. T. Everett. Statistician 5.00 

To Rev. J. H. Martin, Expenses Correspoding Secretary 10.00 

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To Weldon Printing Co 10.00 

To Eastern Star Church 10.00 

To Blind lady 4.85 

To Baptist State Convention 25.00 

To Stationary and Printing 18.75 

To Shaw University Drive 25.00 

To Rev. R. R. Cartwright 6.00 

To Expense of Executive Board 47 25 

To Trustee Board 38.00 

To Finance Committee . 15 00 

Total .$381.55 

J. W. Blacknall, Corresponding Secretary 

Report of Trustee Board 

We the Trustee Board of the Neuse River Missionary Baptist Associa- 
tion beg to submit the following report: Whereas the depression as being 
so hard, and whereas Bro. C. P. Anthony has not been able to make pay- 
ments. Bro. Anthony has agreed to pay $100.00 by January 1, 1932 and 
$50.00 by March 15, 1932. _ He states that eight acres of land have been 
cleared and the property is being improved each year. He also states 
that the house is insured for $1000.00 in favor of the Association. 
Bro. C. P. Anthony Bro. F. W. Davis 

Bro. A. W. Wood Bro. M. E. Martin 

Bro. R. N. Boone . Bro. C. C. Johnson 

Committee 

Report of Examination Board 

The Examination Board of the Neuse River Association met Septem- 
ber 30, 1931, and proceeded to examine Bro. W. N. Smith of Pittman 
Grove Baptist church on 1. Christian Experience and call to the Minis- 
try; 2. The Church; 3. The articles of faith. 

The Board recommends that since no church has called him as Pastor 
he will return to his church and seek proper license since the license he 
holds were given him from a Free Will Baptist Church. The Board fur- 
ther recommends that he seeks to improve his gift. 

We further recommend that the ordination performed by some of the 
Brethren be revoked by this Association. 

Bro. K. P. Battle came before the Ordination Board and he was exam- 
ined on 1. His Christian Experience; 2. Church; 3. Ordinance; 4. New 
Testament Officers; 6. Gospel; 7. Inspiration and Articles of faith. The 
Board recommends that the Association proceed with the ordination and 
that Dr. J. H Moore will furnish him with a list of books that will help 
him prepare himself for the work of the Gospel Ministry. 

We further recommend that Bro. K. P. Battle apply himself to this 
course of study and that his ordination papers be withheld until the next 
setting of the Association and that he meets the Examination Board at 
that time so we may note the progress he has made. 

Bro. Willie Battle from North End Baptist Church came before the 
Examination Board. The Board proceeded with the examination as fol- 
lows 1. Christian Experience and Call to the Ministry; 2. Regeneration; 
3. Repentance; 4. Baptism. The Board recommends that the Association 
proceed with the ordination of Bro. Battle. We further recommend that 
Dr. J. H. Moore furnished him with a list of books that he may further 
prepare himself for the work of the Gospel Ministry. We further re- 

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commend that Bro. Battle apply himself to this course of study, and 
that his ordination papers be withheld until the next sitting of the Asso- 
ciation. 

J. H. Moore E. A. Taylor 

R. W. Underwood A. C. Matthews 

W. T. Edmonds Committee 

Ministers Who Will Preach in Our Next Association J 

Annual Sermon Rev. W. T. Edmonds 

Doctrinal Sermon Rev. W. M. Wiggins 

Educational Sermon . Rev. E. W. Murphy 

Missionary Sermon Rev. J. H. Martin 

Board Meeting 

Rocky Mount, N. C, October 1, 1931 

The Ministerial Board of the Neuse River Baptist Association met on 
the above named date, with the Moderator in the chair. Meeting open- 
ed with prayer by Rev, S. Pittrran. 

Prof. Graves of Roanoke Institute came before the Board and stated 
that it was needless to try to run a secondary school with one Associa- 
tion. He asked that the Neuse River Association appoint a key man to 
represent the Association at the West Roanoke Association, in connection 
with the Roanoke Institute school work. Motion prevailed that the 
matter be taken under consideration. 

Upon motion the Board went into the election of the Executive Board. 
Motion prevailed that the following Brethren serve on the Executive 
Board: Revs J. H Martin, W. M. Wiggins, McK. Nicholson, G. G. Ed- 
monds, A. Bell, J. H. Moore, R. N. Boone. By motion Rev. W. M. 
Wiggins was elected Chairman. 

The matter concerning the rumor of Rev. Jackson Lyons came before 
the board. By motion prevailing that our brother be called before the 
board and make an explanation. Our brother came before us and made 
a statement, he said that he was a member of the Association and he 
wanted to continue with us as a member, and that he was sorry for his 
actions. With some fartherly advice to our brother a motion prevailed 
that he be forgiven. Motion prevailed that a committee of three be ap- 
pointed to write up an answer to the statement appearing in a Rocky 
Mount newspaper concerning the affair. The following Brethren were 
appointed: Revs. J. H. Moore, W. M. Wiggins and E. W. Murphy. 

The matter of the irregularity of the ordination of ministers came be- 
fore the board. The brethren involved asked the board pardon which 
was granted. Motion prevailed that the bills of the Association be paid. 
A bill of $65.00 for printing was presented and ordered paid. A bill of 
$50.00 for two weeks as teacher in the Ministerial Institute was present- 
ed by Dr. Moore, who stated that on account of the depression that he 
was willing to cut his bill 50 per cent. He was thanked and the bill 
ordered paid. Motion prevailed that we pay 50 per cent of what we paid 
last year with the exception of the two Secretaries, who should receive 
a 25 per cent cut. No further business the meeting adjourned subject 
to call of the Moderator. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Moderator. 
A. C. Matthews, Secretary 
The following; bills were paid: 

Dr. J. H. Moore, for teaching $25 00 

Dr. McK. Nicholson, for service 20 00 

Dr. J. W. Blacknall, for salary and service 35 68 

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Dr. G. G. Edmonds, for service as Vice-Mod 6 25 

Dr. J. H. Martin, for service as Mod 12 60 

Dr. J. W. Lucas, for service as Auditor 7 00 

Bro. M. Martin, for service as Treas 5 00 

Rev. A. Beil, for service on executite board 2 50 

Rev. J. H. Martin, service executive board 2 50 

Rev. W. M. Wiggins, service evecutive board 2 50 

Rev. McK. Nicholson, " ". " 2 50 

Rev. G. G. Edmonds, " " " 2 50 

Rev. J. H. Moore. " " " 2 50 

Rev. R. X. Boone. " " " 2 5u 

Rev. A. C. Matthews, " " " 2 50 

Rev. J. W. Blackball, " " " 2 50 

Bro. C. P. Anthony, service as trustee 5 00 

Bro. R. X. Boone," " " " 2 50 

Bro. C. C. Johnson, " " " 2 50 

Bro. M. E. Martin, " " " 2 50 

Bto. A. W. Wood, " '• " 2 50 

Bro. F. W. Davis, " " " 2 50 

Bro. C. C. Johnson, service finance committee 1 50 

Bro. C. Peebles, " " " .150 

Bro. M. E. Martin. " " " 1 50 

Bro. B. B. Bullock, " " " 1 50 

Rev. G. F. Graves, donation to Roanoke Institute 3 00 

Rev. W. S. Miller, donation 2 00 

Sister C. A. Tnomas, donation 

Sister M A. Hargrove, donation 1 50 

Enfield, N. C. 

The Ministerial Board of the Xeuse River Baptist Asscciation met 
with the First Baptist Church of Enfield, X. C, Rev. E. W. Murphy, 
Pastor. 

Devotion were conducted by Revs. R. N. Boone and J. W. Lucas. The 
minutes of the last days session of the Association were read by the 
Recording Secretary, Rev. McK. Nicholson. The minutes were approv- 
ed by motion. 

Tntr Moderator presented his program of the Associnational year. The 
salient features were the asking of each church to send to the G r. Sec. 
monthly for education and one dollar for missions and the Secretary 
would send an official receipt, which receipt at the end of the associna- 
tional year would be counted as cash and the church given credit for the 
same. After some helpful discussion, the brethren by motion most 
unanimously adopted the recommendation in the Moderator's program 
ani pledged unstinted support. 

Rev. J. H. Moore made a report of the examinating board; he stated 
that Bros. Kemp Battle ar.d Willie Battle were ordainedin the Mt. Zion 
Baptist Church according to the recommendation adopted in the Associa- 
tion. 

The irregularity of the ordination of Bro. Bratcher came up. After 
some discussion Rev. Dickens asked the board's pardcn frr having it 
cone His pardcn was granted. Motion prevailed that Pro. Bratcher be 
recommended to go through the regular channel as laid down by the 
Association for his ordination. 

Motion prevailed that the case of the Mt. '"armel Baptist Church and 
its Pastor, Rev. Dickens be taken up Rev. Dickens proceeded, he said 
that Bro. Battle a deacon was set aside for insubordination. In Sept- 
ember Bro. Battle with 22 members in the absence of the Pastor in an 
unofficial meeting had himself reinstated on the board. Sister Ora Od^m 

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the church clerk verified the Pastor's statement. Bro. Loranzo Battle 
Jr. stated that they had the meeting announced one Sunday prior to the 
date of the meeting, he said the Pastor said he could not come. He said 
tiiat on motion Bro Frank Davis, a deacon of St. James Baptist Church 
act as moderator; in this meeting they voted the pulpit vacant. A motion 
prevailed that after the board had heard both sices that a committee 
on iindings be appointed. Th3 following were appointed Revs. J. H. 
Moore, (j. G. Edmonds and W. M. Wiggins. 

The committee on finding made the following report. We, your com- 
mittee on findings recommend the following resolution. 

Resolution regarding the aisturbance between a group of Mt. Carmel 
Church members and Rev. P. A. Dickens, Pastor. 

Whereas a meeting called Wednesday night after the first Sunday in 
October at tne Mount Carmel Baptist Church and engaged in a confer- 
ence presided over by a layman, Bro. Frank Davis and; 

Wnereas this meeting was called without the consent or knowledge of 
the Pastor, Rev. P. A. Dickens, and, 

Whereas m this meeting a motion was made declaring the pulpit 
vacant, 22 assenting in the motion; and 

Whereas the present membership is 50 or more. Therefore be it re- 
solved that this Ministeriel Hoard of the Neuse River Association here- 
by declares such procedure illegal and unbaptisticfor the following reas- 
ons. 1. It was a meeting without the knowledge or consent of the Pas- 
tor. 2 ft was presided over by a layman who had failed to secure the 
Pastor's consent 3. It was not duly announced before hand publicly to 
secure a majority membership. 4. It was held while the Pastor was 
confined to his sick bed. 

Committee— Revs G. G Edmonds, W. M. Wiggins, J. H. Moore. 

Motion prevailed that the report be received and adopted and that the 
secretary send a copy to each of the factions. 

The Moderator stated that he had asked the Sisters of the Woman's 
Auxiliary to be present, to talk over their work and to harmonize it with 
that of the Associati >n After much discussion concerning the work the 
board concluded that the Auxiliary could get better results if they held 
their meeting at the same time the Association was in session and not 
during another time as they do now. 

Motion prevailed that the Woman's Auxiliary hold its Annual session 
the tirsr. day of the parent body's meeting. The Sisters readily accepted 
the change. 

Owing to the depression; motion prevailed that we will not hold the 
Minister's Institute this year. 

Tne following brethren paid their annual dues: Revs. Willie Cotton, 
F. L Bullock and Amos Bell. The following churches represented, St. 
Chapel, Halifax County, $2 00; Hill's Chapel, Northampton Countv, 
$2 00; Mt Calvary, Halifax County, S2.50; First Baptist, Enfield $5.00. 
Total received $14.50. 

The following amounts were paid out. Donations to the following: 
Mrs Josephine Ramsom, Mrs Mary Reid and Rev. P. A. Dickens. Rev. 
R. N Boone for service $1.50. Prof. Graves, Roanoke Institute, $3.00 
Total amount $7.50 

There were seventeen members of the board present. No further bus- 
iness the meeting adjourned with prayer by Rev. T. V. Foster. 

Rev. J. W. Blacknall, Moderator 

Rev. A. C. Matthews, Secretary 

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CONSTITUTION 



ARTICLE I. -Name 

This Association shall be known as the Neuse River Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

ARTICLE II. -Object 

The object of this body shall be: 

1st. To promote the spreading of the Gospel in Home and Foreign 
lands, to insure a more intelligent Ministry ana bring about a true Chris- 
tian fellowship among the churches of the Association. 

2nd. To help to maintain a school in Eastern North Carolina for relig- 
ious training of our youth. 

ARTICLE III. -Time and Place 

The Association shall meet Annually on Tuesday after the Fourth 
Lord's day in September. 

ARTICLE IV. -Officers 

The Officers of this body shall be President, one Vice-President, and 
four Vice-Presidents of which shall be Moderators ot the Lnions, Re- 
cording Secretary, Correpsonding Secretary, Statistician, Treasurer and 
Auditor who shall be elected annually to hold their office until their suc- 
cessors are installed. 

ARTICLE V. -Duties of Officers 

1st. The President shall preside over this body, preserve order and 
see that the purposes of this Association are affected. He shall decide 
all questions for consideration, ascertain and announce decision which 
shall be silently submitted to; unless, by an appeal by a two-third vote 
of those present. He shall appoint all committees. He shall strictly 
e.iforce the rules of the body. He shall see that each meeting is opened 
and closed with prayer. 

2nd. The rules governing the President shall be applied to any Vice- 
President in the chair. 

3rd. The Recording Secretary, who shall keep a correct record of the 
proceedings of the Association, compile the Minutes for the printing and 
shall be responsible for all letters and documents committed to his care. 

4th. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of 
this Association; inform the public; make appeal for and solicit a gener- 
al cooperation in the interest of the body. He shall record the proceed- 
ings of both the Ministerial and Executive Boards, write all orders issued 
on the Treasurer and report annually to the Association the same. He 
shall be furnished with postage and stationary at the expense of the 
Association. 

5th. The Treasurer of this Association shall receive all funds contri- 
buted to the body. He shall pay all orders presented to him from the 
body signed by the Corresponding Secretary and President. He shall 
keep an accurate account and report the same to the Association annually. 

6th. The Auditor of this Association shall audit the annual account of 
the President, Secretaries and Treasurer, which shah te submitted to 
him ten days before the Association convenes. 

7th. The Statistician shall collect, report and publish in the minutes 
annually the statistics of this Lcdy. 



ARTICLE VI. -Membership 

The membership shall be composed of Pastors belonging to this Asso- 
ciation and delegates sent from churches belonging to this Association, 
and all ordained and licensed Ministers who are bonified members of 
thei- churches. 

1st Delegates coming from other churches shall be required to pay 
10c per member in regular standing in the church which they represent. 

2nd. Pastors are required to pay anually $1.00 

3rd Ordained Ministers and Licentiates who are not pastors are re- 
quired to pay 50c annually. Deacons are required to pay 25c. 

4:,h. Annual members are required to pay $1.00 

ARTICLE VII— Statistics 

Letters received by this Association shall express the total number of 
members in fellowship, those baptised, those received by letter, those 
dismissed by letter, those excluded, those deceased and the number of 
Sunday School scholars enrolled since last Association. 

ARTICLE VIII. 

Members chosen to discharge these duties have no power over God's 
heritage nor shall they have ecclesiastical power over churches of this 
Association, and no church shall intrude on the power of the pastor while 
in faithful performance of his pastorial duties. No pastorof a church of 
this association shall be discharged except by a majority vote of the 
members and not then until his salary as agreed upon by the church shall 
h tve been paid Any Minister or Ministers who shall be known to inter- 
fere with another Minister's church shall be dealt with by the Minister- 
ial Board as it thinks proper, and it shall be the duty of all pastors and 
deacons of churches composing this Association to defend and maintain 
the Constitution of the same. 

ARTICLE IX —Church Letters 

Any church desiring to become members of this Association shall peti- 
tion by letter or by messenger and upon examination, if found in order, 
it shad be the duty of the Moderator to give the right hand of fellowship 
to the messengers, and welcome the church into the Association. Or any 
cnurch or churches dt siring to withdraw from the Association, must do 
si by a letter or messenger, requesting a letter of dismission. When 
mus Association has granted this request, and such church or churches 
have united with some regular Missionary Baptist Association, and the 
Association receiving such church or churches has notified this Associa- 
tion of the same, its or their connection with this Association shall cease. 

ARTICLE X.— Minutes 

This Association shall furnish churches with minutes. The method of 
furnishing them shall be left, to the Executive Board. 

ARTICLE XL 

Trie minutes of the previous session shall be read each session and cor- 
rected if necessary. The Association shall have power to inquire the 
reason that, churches do not at any time represent in the Association. 

ARTICLE XII. 

This Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
Which may violate the rub s of this body. 

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ARTICLE XIII. —Boards 
There shall be a Ministeral, Executive, Trustee, Ordination: 

DUTIES 

The Ministerial Board shall be composed of not more than twenty-five 
members elected by the body to settle grievances of the churches in said 
Association and foster church extentions and provide for Superanuated 
Ministers. 

The duties of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have 
charge of all the business of the Association during its adjourn especially 
the payment of the Association expenses, such as for printing and dis- 
tributing the minutes, newspaper publications and official expenses of 
the President and Secretaries. The Board shall not be composed of 
more than seven, elected from the ministerial Board. 

There shall be a Trustee Board of nine elected Annually by the Asso- 
ciation. The Trustee Board shall have power to Execute all Negotion- 
able instruments, transfer all property, sign all Mortgages and Loans. 

Ordination. This Board shall be composed of five members elected by 
the body whose duty shall be to examine all applicants seeking ordina- 
tion and pass upon their literary qualifications and to make recommenda- 
tions of the same to the body authorizing them. 

ARTICLE XIV.— Auxiliaries 

All Women Organizations and Unions connected with the churches of 
this Association are considered Auxiliaries to this body and that one 
session shall be given over to them during our Annual session for their 
report and works. 

ARTICLE XV. 

The President together with the Ministerial Board shall have power to 
call an extra session of the Association at any time he feels it necessary. 

ARTICLE XVI. 

This Constitution shall be altered or amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Association in session, providing a notice be given twelve months 
prior to the desired change. 



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OFFICIAL ROLL 

_.._0F THE.... 

WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEUSE 
RIVER ASSOCIATION 

President Mrs J. P. Ransome 

Vice-President Mrs Hettie Clark 

Recording- Secretary Miss Mae D Foreman 

Co> responding Secretary Mrs L. V. Mebane 

Treasurer Mrs Mary Reid 



EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Mrs C V. Jamts, Chairman Mrs L. V. Mebane 

R<>v. F L Bullock Mrs Mary Reid 

Mrs J. P. Ransome Mrs M. E. Sanderlin 

Mrs E. T. Johnson 



COUNTY WORKERS 

Northampton County-Mrs M. A. Lockhart, Mrs J. P. Ransome, W. T. 

Edmondson. 
Edgecombe Countv-Mrs Mary Reid, Miss Mae D Foreman 
Nash County- Mrs L V. Mebane. Mrs M. E. Simpson 
Halifax County- Mrs M. E. Sanderlin 



UNION OFFICERS 

Pressident Mrs M. E. Simpson 

Vice-President Mrs Donnie Taylor 

Secretary Miss Mae U Foreman 

T rea surer MrsHettie Clark 

PROCEEDINGS 

Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. W. M. Wiggins, Pastor 
September 18, 1931 

Friday Afternoon 

At 3:30 P. M Devotionals was conducted by Sisters M. A. Lockhart, 
Her Lie C ark ana Mae D Foreman. A very spiritual praise service was 
enjoyed by all the members, tjiole Lesson, 13th verse of the 28th chap- 
ter y>( Proverbs. "He that coverth his sins shall not prosper but whoso 
confesseth and forsaki-'th them shall have mercy." Lesson opened by 
Sister Mae 1) Foreman, whu gave a very good talk and expressed her- 
self very beautifully. Several other members commented upon the 
verse until it was weil diseu-sed. 

Lesson closed, the Presi tent, Mrs J. P. Ransome came forward and 
maue some very timely remarks. She welcomed the young members 
and i ncouraged the old rm miners, who have labored so long. Pleading 
with them to continue to pray to the Living God who has the whole 

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world in his hands. Trust him for all things for His Grace is sufficent 
to keep all of us. In His own due time he will reward us. 

Enrollment of Delegates. Shiloh Baptist Church, Sister Lucy Rolland; 
Roanoke Chapel, Sister M. A. Lockhart; St. Stephen, Sister Aiae D 
Foreman; Mt. Zion, Mrs M. E. Simpson. The President asked bister 
Donme Taylor to introduce the visitors to the Auxiliary. Sister Fore- 
man was introduced and she spoke in her own way. Sisters Smith and 
Ward were introduced to the Auxiliary. After the introduction both of 
them spoke in their own way. 

Sister Donnie Taylor made a very sweet talk on Baptist Unity. It 
was very helpful. Special pray was offered by all members present for 
our dear Sister Alston. Closing prayer by the President. S ster V\ al- 
ton lifted a collection of 34c. Dismissed by the President. Adjourned. 

Friday Night 

Praise Service conducted by Sisters Smith, McDaniel and Bro. Paul 
Shields. A program was reiuered, conducted by Sister Hettie Clark. 
Welcome address by Mrs Cora V James. Welcome in behalf of the 
Church by Prof. Clark. The Presi . :- d to both of the hearty 

we c mes in a brief way expressing our thanks for such hearty wei- 
- 

Solo by Mrs Hettie Clark. • - in behalf of the Sunday School 

by Mr Shields. Welcome in ! Shiloh Baptist church choir. 

Alter the program and Rev. W. M. Wiggins aid not show up. the Presi- 
de:";: asked Rev. C. C Clark t ■ preach the annual sermon. His subject 
was ''Whosoever be chief am ng you let him he your servant." Text 
taken from St. Matthew, 20th c laptei 27th verse His sermon was short 
and Very inspiring. Prayer. Music by the choir. Comments uere 
made by the President, tsro. Johnson lifted a collection oi $1.15. Re- 
marks by tne Secretary, Mrs L. V. Meban - i s. White and Ward 
gave some very timely ai ng remarks. r lhe Cor. Secretary, Mrs 

L. V. Mebane expressed her gladness to be present alti ough sshe wa^ 
laooring phr mg physic I saoility, read a letter from St Stephen Bap- 
tist Church and con-mended tne church i\ r showing such an interest and 
spirit, and also from Sister Hargrave expressing her best wishes and 
prayers for the success o etinjr, CI - ;r prayer by Bro Ward. 

Bro. vVard was a vis ' en blind for 8 years. 

He is 79 years old ar.d he ~ ' 5 of those years leaning on God's ever- 

lasting arms. Tne Presi ill members to brii g just one cent 

to every year of his age. Closing sons: "Am I a S >ldier of tne Cross? ' 
After the I . tion by Rev C. C. Clark, session closed to meet again 

Saturday morning at 10:3 ! o'clock. 

Saturday Morning 

Devotionals conducted by Sifters Donnie Taylor, Hettie Clark and 
Bethel Macklin. Biole lesson was the first thirteen verses of the 5th 
chapter of Saint Matthew. It was opened and discussed to tne fullest 
extent. Mrs. Mebane c i 1 upon the lesson in her own way which 

was very encouraging Mrs Mebai e presented .Mrs Victoria Walton of 
Bethel, N. C, a member of the Old Eastern Association, who made some 
very ti narks. She invited us to take part in the U Oman's Aux- 

iliany of the Old Eastern Associacion. We to her the amount 

of ritty cents which was very much appreciated by her. 

Tne i illowing paid 25 cents on annua! dues: Sisters J. P. Ransome, C. 
C- Clark, Donnie Taylor, Bethel Macklin, M. E. Simpson, Hettie (lark, 
Mae D Foreman, Lucy Roland, Carolina Jones, M. A Lockhart, L. V. 



Mebane and W. T Edrnondson. Memorial services. Miss Mae D Fore- 
man presiding Song led by Sister M. A. Lockhart. Remarks by Sis- 
ters Foreman, Mebane, Lockhart and others. Song led by Mrs Mebane. 
Closing prayer by Mrs C. C. Clark. There was no afternoon session. 
All delegates visited Kehukee. The Executive Board held a meeting. 

Saturday Night 

Praise service conducted bv Sisters C. C. Clark, Lena Smith and 
others. Scripture lesson, 91st Psalms read by Mrs Clark. After praise 
service was over and there was no minister to preach for us. Bro. John- 
son lifted a collection of 30 cents. Song led by Mrs Hettie Clark "Guide 
me O' thou Great Johovah " Closing pray by Bro. James Johnson. Dis- 
missed to meet again Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock. 

Sunday Morning 

Sunday School conducted by Supt. P. E. Shields. Lesson taught by 
Bro. J. L Shields, Sisters Lena Smith, C. C Clark and others. Greet- 
ings to toe Sunday Schuo! by Rev. J. W. Lucas and Bro. G. H. Johnson. 
Remarks bv the President and Mrs. L. V. Mebane. After Sunday School 
praise service conducted by Sisters Lucy Roland, Bethel Macklin, Mc- 
Daniel and Bro. Sni^lds Aft -r praise service the following committees 
made their report: Committees <>n Missions and Sunday School. After 
which the President delivered her Annual Address. In it she very plain- 
ly brought but Woman's Opportunity. She gave some very encourag- 
ing remarks and helpful advice It was received. Moved and properly 
seconed that it shou d be read at the Association and also appear on the. 
fac^» of the minutes. 

Mrs L. V. Meoane introduced the speaker of the hour, Rev. J. W. 
Lucas. Hp took his rext from th° 4th chapter of Zachariah- Subject- 
"Spiritual Power." His sermon was very powerful Everybody enjoy- 
ed it. The sermon was followed bv a prayer by Rev. Smith. Song, 
"Shine on M- " A du-tt by Mrs C. C. Clark and Lena Smith- Rev. 
Smith came forward and commented on the sermon. Pleading with all 
to get their mind on th j Living Saviour. To be a servant of Christ. His 
remarks were very encouraging. 

Ki'o G. H. J hns m, a dea'-on of Parker's Chapel made a talk on the 
"Care of Children." He discussed it in his own way, which was very 
helpful Bros Johnson and Glapp lifted a collection of $2.75 The fol- 
lowing members paid 25c annual dues: Sisters Nannie Smith and MePie 
Harrel. Closing prayer by Rev. Harrel. No afternoon session. All 
delegates visited Kehukee and enjoyed some very encouraging remarks 
from the Pastor, Rev. Brooks. Afterward a collection of $2.50 was 
lifted by Mrs J. P. Ransume and Prof. James. 

Sunday Night 

Music by the the Shiloh Baptist Church choir. Scripture lesson by 
Bro. Paul Shields. A very sweet program was rendered under the direc- 
tion of Mrs Hettie Clark. Closing sermon by W. H. Wiggins. Subject; 
"The five G' - eat Powers of Life " All enjoyed a wonderful sermon. 

Collection was lifted by Sisters E. T. Johnson and Rand. The amount 
of $6 20. Mrs. Alice Smith paid her annual dues of 25c. Report of 
t'ie C,o mty Worker-;. Sister Mebane made her report and the 14th 
Annual Session went into history. Closing prayer by Rev. Wiggins. 

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Rocky Mount. N. C. 
Sept. 30, 1931 

The Woman's Auxiliary met in the Annual session with the Neuse 
River Association in the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

After the regular order of opening, Mrs M. E. Simpson was introduc- 
ed. She made a few remarks. 

Mrs J. P. Ransome delivered her annual address. It was moved and 
seconed that the President's address should appear in the minutes. 

Collection was lifted by Sister E. T. Johnson and Rev. C. T. Utley. 
The amount of $3.65 Sister Mebane made her report on Annual dues, 
Representation Fees and African Funds, total amount $33.26 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 

To the Woman's Auxiliary and Neuse River Association. 

My dear Co- Workers, 
It becomes my pleasant duty again to bring to you as your humble ser- 
vant the report of the years work. 

May I preface this report Dy saying during all ages people have gone 
thru a crisis of depression politically, financially and religiously. How- 
ever depressing and stringent the times may be I believe its Cod's hand 
in bringing us back to him by proving us. Just as the miner proves his 
gold by carrying it through a processes of smelting, so bud often carries 
us thru smelting process to seperate the gold from the ore, or the chaff 
from among us. It is only as we realize Cod's hand in snaping our des- 
tiny that we will be able to trust him, and not go down with the tide. 
All of the great countries have had their industrial depressions. Amer- 
ica's condition was once so critical that it seemed as if the whole nation 
would be rent asunder, her finance was so low that after the Revolution- 
ary War, she could not pay her soldiers. The early lore fathers who 
espoused the tenets of the Christian religion hau to past, thru their 
Slough of Despond. Abraham, Moses, Elijah ana the Apostles even 
Jesus became so depressed he said, "Father remove this bitter cup, etc." 
It is only as we gather hope, strength and tenacity of purpose and faith 
in God that we are able to surmount all these difficulties and rise above 
them. After the Israelites had been released from Egyptian bonaage 
they became so discouraged when they saw Pharoah and his host behmu 
them they began to murmur and complain. God thundered down to 
Moses, "Wherefore crieth thou unto me? Speak unto the children of 
Israel that they go foreward." Then my dear friends why should ue 
become faint hearted, why complain about hard times and say we can't 
do this or that. Let us gather up hope and faith, remember what ue 
have done in the past. Let us wake up and line up wiih the other Aux- 
iliaries of the State and say we will do our best and leave the result 
with God. 

Officers— We have an excellent corps of officers wno are faithful and 
have stood by the work, for years, but sisters we are getting lazy and 
indifferent, we are not doing anything. We don't vis.t any churches 
bring any new members or bring any money to the Auxiliaries Noth- 
ing in our hands we bring, simpiv to the cross we cling. Whiie we must 
cling to the cross, yet we must do something else but cling, if not we 
dry up and fa'l off for faith without works is dead. 

Co- Workers— Our Co-Workers are also sleeping on their j b. I v. a it to 
commend however Sister M. A. Lockhar< for her trairhfulness as a co- 
worker. She comes to us every year and never comts without bringing 
some money. 



Unions— Our Jnion has gone asleep also but we hope we can soon re- 
vive it. 

African Fund — May I again urge that we do something tangible for 
Africa. Sisters I am sure we can raise at least $25 per year. If every 
officer and circle will give or raise only $1.00 we can easily get the $25 
and no one will be hurt by so doing 

Faithfully yours, 

L V. Mebane, Cor. Sec. 
P. S. I have not done any field work this year, but hope to be able to 
do something ere our next meeting. 

President's Address 

My dear Sisters, 
Another twelve months have passed into history and we meet in this 
great church to record our past years work, and to gain inspiration, I 
hope — for the future. 

This has been a peculiar year in many respects. While I have tried 
to look on the bright side and be hopeful, yet my own life has been so 
full of sorrow that had it not been for God's Grace and His comforting 
words which said, "My Grace is sufficient for thee," I would have 
broken down under the load. For the last year I had the care of a very 
sick husband, the responsibilities of a large farm and my house duties 
upon me. Finally God took my beloved husband to his reward, so another 
pang of sorrow pierced my heart. Altho I could not understand just 
why my life should be thus afflicted— yet I know my Heavenly Father 
knoweth best and He doeth best. 

I've been wondering sisters just what I should say to you to give en- 
couragement—I have decided to say a few words on Woman's Oppor- 
tunities. I wonder if each of you realize the fact that God has given us 
great opportunities, and if we are using these opportunities for the good 
of our fellow man and for God's Glory. In the home, community, 
church and schools women exert and can be great powers for God. Once 
there was a time when our right hands were prescribed and authority 
questioned but to-day there is no longer a bar placed around women, we 
can be dominant in our realm and queen in any sphere into which we 
ca-<t our lots. Let us as Godfearing christian women, not abuse oir 
privelege or dishonor womanhood by the stooping to the low degraded 
things to womanhood and to the God who created us in His own irr.age. 

Our Auxiliary — We are very much in need of christian women who 
will follow and push the work of our Auxiliary. We have some sisters 
who have stood nobly behind the work and attended all of the meetings. 
There are others who do not and will not attend because we dont have a 
lot of brothers attending it. Sisters this should not be, we should not 
forget the work as laid down by our forefathers and as the women help- 
ed the Apostle Paul in bygone days, we should be willing to-day to bear 
our part of the burden and help to make the Neuse River Assaciation 
one of the greatest in the State. All of our Associations in North Car- 
olina, the East Roanoke, Old Eastern, Middle Ground, Wake and others 
whose names I do not recall, have Women's organizations connected 
with theirs, then why can't we have a wide awake flourishing woman's 
organization? We have the material. We have competent women, 
then why don't you women line up with us for service and make our 
Women's Association one of the best in the State. We can do it if we 
try, if we all begin to pull and work together. All of us at it all the 
time. Last year we decided to start our African fund in reality and 
several of you made promises to bring from $5.00 to $10.00 at this meet- 

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ing The Corresponding Secretary has also made special appeals for 
$1.00 from the churches and I trust no delegate has come to this meet- 
ing without the $1.00 she asked for. 

And now Sisters in conclusion may I again call upon you to awake and 
bestir yourselves to the great task that lies before us, let us encourage 
our young women to greater fields of activity, the boys and girls to har- 
ness up their talents and use them for Jesus, let us give to God not only 
our hearts but our best energies, our talents, our own lives if necessary. 
As the poet has beautifully said, 

"All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; 
I shall ever trust and serve him, In His presence daily live." 
Yours for a longer service, 
Mrs J. P. Ransom 



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CHURCHES AND 
COUNTIES 



PASTORS 



POST OFFICE 



CLERKS 



Edgecombe 



Friendship Rocky Mount 

fat. James.... 1J H Martin Rocky Mount 

Hickory View IP E Dickens Rocky Mount 

Pittman Grove J H Graham Rockv Mount . 

North End J W Lucas Rocky Mount 

Mt. Herman J C Scott Rocky Mount. 

oi St ^u ; Wm - Buil ock *ocky Mount 

Salem Chapel 'Reuben Clark Seoland Neck, R 1 B 75 

il ar } s Chapel jBerry Powell Kocky Mount 

Marks Chapel D L Lawrence Rocky Mount 

Battleboro PC Ivers Rosemary 

Missicr. Baptist , J A July Rocuv Mount. 

Eastern Star ,W S Sharp 'Tarboro 

st - Stephen jT V Foster , Rocky Mount . .. '. 



D L Lawrence.. 
O B Alston 



VV M Wig-gins., 
O M James 

rs'riiddick''""" 

H D Whitaker'. 

E A Taylor 

P (' Davis 

W M Wiggins .. 
W M Wiggins 

D T Tillery 

S Pittman 

G G Edmonds .. 
W T Edmonds.. 



Red Hill !U G Move 

Bethlehem |rc Clark 

Legg-ett Chapel T V Foster 

Union Branch J E Cherry 

New Hope ID L Lawrence 

Mt. Olive Boisy Thome 

Morning Star 

Brunswick Va. 

Mason Grove 

Halifax 

Shiloh 

Daniel Chapel 

White Oak 

St, Paul 

1st. Baptist Halifax 

Whi takers Chapel 

Carters Chapel 

Quankey 

Gallilee 

Tillery 

Pleasant Hill 

Smith Chapel 

St. Peters 

Shady Grove 

New Bethel 

Chestnut Grove 

1st Baotist Weldon 

Lebannon 

Pleasant Hill 

White Hill 

Zion Hill 

Cedar Creek 

Little Zion 

Smiths Chapel Enfield 

1st. Baptist Crowells 

Mt. Calvary 

St. Chapel 

1st. Buntist Enfield 

Northampton 

Oak Grove 

Mt. Zion 

Cool Springs 

Piney Grove 

Parkers Chapel 

Gaston 

Beth'e^em 

Roanoke Salem 

Roanoke Ohaoel 

Hills Chapel 

Nasi i 

St. John 

Bethlehem 

Mt. Zion 

Little Hope 

1st Baptist Middlesex 

St Paul 

Olive Chapel .. 
Shilch 

Way v e 

Union Grove 

1st African Bapt Goldsboro 
Wir.sMN 

Cherry Chapel 'p E Dickens 

Elm Grove E D Joyner* 



N K Dunn 

A C Matthews.. .... 

J S Lyons 

G G Edmonds 

Thomas Sykes 

Z A Taylor 

R C Clark 

^oger Johnson ... 

H H Hall 

McK Nicholson... 

G C Owens 

C P Ivey 

E W Murphy 

W T Edmonds 

F L Bullock 

F L B.illock 

McK Nicholson.. 

I E Cherry 

W r Edmonds 

G S Stokes 

J W Blacknall 

S Pitman 

M Bo Hie 

J H Martin 

T H Martin 

J W Moore 

r V Foster 

J S Lyons 

E D Joyner.... 

I S Kiddick 

P E Dickens 

B VV Underwood. 



Kinston 
Scotland Neck.. 
Rocky Mount.... 

Jackson 

Rocky Mount.... 

Sharpsburg 

Rocky Mount.... 



Jackson 



Spring Hill.. 
Enfield 



Alfred Battle 

VV E Gay" 

James Hill 

Arena Williams .. 

Wm Pope 

J P Harper 

Ida Watson 

Mattie Kearney .. 
T W Killebrew.... 

D D Cooper 

Spencer Odum 

Mary Pope 

S H Lawrence 

Vorman Lane 

VV fcJ Quinichett... 

A W Lane 

Annie Pittman 

Richard Battle 

E H Holly 

John Burrell 

Ciscero Roberson. 

Daisy Bradley 



Goldsbon 



Scotland Neck- 
Scotland Neck.. 

Warrenton 

Tillery 

Spring- Hill 

Rich Square 

Rocky Mount.... 

Weldon 

Weldon 



Tarboro 

Weldon 

Rocky Mount 

Veldon 

Jackson 

Scotland Neck G S Alsto 

•Scotland Neck R 1 G K Whitaker 

Halifax J H Merritt 

Scotland NecK J W Boyd 

Enfield J J Johnson... 



H H Arlington 

S F Solomon 

William Alston [ 

D noore 

Alex Arting on 

Thurston V\ hi taker 

H P Powell 

F E Howell 

Simor.d House 
F R 1 :nes 
Fred K Moore 

Wm Smith '"".'."". 

Waitr-r Parham 

VIrs. Rebecca Tillery B 143 

Carry Lowe 

James Wood ley 

J H Howard 

Roscoe Williams 

Wm Scott 

Willie D.iwls 



Columbia. 

Rosemary 

Louisburg 

Weldon 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 

iarysburg 

v e don 

Middlesex 

Gir\sbnrg 

Rocky Mount.. 
Garyibuig 

Rock Mount.... 
Rocky Mount.. 
Rocky Mount.. 
Rocky Mount.. 
Rooky Mount.. 

Kocky Mount.. 



W L Smith. 

John T Fox 

Jacob Howington 

E G Sykes 

Robert Drew 

James Owens 
M C Pestles"" 

G H Johnson 

S lomon Vincent ............... 

S I' Vassar 

A N hice 

■VI W Amos . 

Nancy Simmons 

W L Lyons 

A D Lucus 

Walter Grant 

Stephen Thompson B 42.. 

Martha Camerson 

T L Harrison 

Bertha Cotton.. 



David S 
A P, Lu< 
K Sane 
I, J, 



Reeky Mount 

Rocky Mount R 2 li 76... 

Rocky Mount 

Rocky Mount R 6 B -12.. 

Middlesex |J S Lvo 

ocky Vount ! 3, Box 103..'J H Hai 
Sharpslurg- Walte 

Il S Ridd 

l 

.... Freemont 'Frar.ft M 

vroldsocro J A Sampson.... Goldsboro R Unde 

Rocky VTount Mary Lawrence I Elm City Ed Virg 

Rocky Mount 'Rachael Perry Sims E D 



Goldsboro Louis Harrison 

Rocky Mount iFrank M Ac 



POST OFFICES 



Rocky Mount J VV J 

Rocky Mount F W I 

Rocky Mount J H B 

Battlesboro Edwa 

Rocky Mount Joe M 

Rocky Mount [J c Si 

Rocky Mount 

Tarboro R 4 B 88 

Tarboro R 3 

Rocky Mount K 3 B 286 

Battlesboro 

Reeky Mount 

Tarboro 

Tarboro 

Whitakers RIB 194 W Qui 

Tarboro R 4 [a W ] 

tarboro R 4 1 Fate F 

Rocky Mount J E Ai 

Baitlesboro Kip 64......... ...I E H H 

Rocky Mount R4 

Battleboro 



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PBB 
D DC 
F'ev P 
M M J 
A Wo< 



Valentine, Va 



Arch if 
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DBA 



Waliei 
Davie : 
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-'cotland Neck... . 

Enfield 

Ringwood 

Enfield 1\ZZ]"~"'.'.".'. "jAnd 

Wp 'do n I James 

H I) W 
H Pow 
Jessie i 
P H Jc 
1 J Sav 
DT Ti 
S Pittr 
G G Ed 



cotland Neck R 2 

Rosemary 

Roanoke Rapids. .. 

Tillery R 4 B 4 

Tillery 

Scotland Neck 

Halifax 

Weldon 

Weldon B 143 

Enfield 

Spring Hill 

Weldon 

lalifax 

Enfield R 2 B 59 

: lalKax 

Littleton 

Halifax K 1 

Halifax iRogtr 

Enfield Iw H F 



I awrei 

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P Ar 

I S Lyt 
Wm Se 

I noma; 
L A Al: 
O D A 



Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Garysburg, 

M{.rgarettsville.. 

Rosemary 

Jackson 

Jackson 

Henrico 

Seaboa'd 

Carr>burg 

Tack-son 

fackson 



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W T I-.'c 

F L Bui 
FL Bui 
M C Pe 
S L Foi 
W T E< 
G SStol 
J W Bis 
Hem 



LERKS 



POST OFFICES 



MESSENGERS 



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loin.. 



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man., 
attle.. 



berson Battleb 



Rocky Mount J W Lucas 

Rocky Mount F W Davis 

Rocky iv.ount J H Bratcher 

Battlesboro Edward Smith 

Rocky Mount Joe Morris 

Rocky Mount J C Scott 

Rocky Mount \a Karvev 

Tarboro R 4 B 88 iReuben Clark 

Tarboro R 3 PB Bullock 

Rocky Mount H 3 B 286 D D Cooper 

Battlesboro I.ev P C Ivey 

Reeky Mount M M Julv 

Tarboro A Wood 

Tarboro , Norman 1 ane 

Whitakers K 1 B 194 |w Quinichett and D Reed... 

Tarb( ro R 4 A W Lane 

I arboro R 4 Fate harper 

Rocky Mount J E Armstrong 

UaitU-sboro K 1 B 64 K H Holly and W G Grant.. 

Rocky Mount R 4 Archie Jenkins 



W Hill.. 



Iley Valentine, Va O B Alston.. 



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stun. 



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Scotland Neck Waltei Taylor 

Enfield Davie Sanders 

Kinuwood W h Berte 

Enfield Andrew Jones 

W eld"n Janes Bytd and A Nothir.gt< n 

hitaker Scotland Neck K 2 H l> Whitaker 

Rosen ary H Powell 

Roanoke Rapids Jessie and Fess lvey 

Tillery R 4 B4 RH Junes 

Tillery 1 J Savage.. 



use 



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ham 

ca Tillery B 143 



dley.... 

d 

liams 



ker.. 



ompson B 42.. 
nersun 



ton.... 
ison.. 



Scotland Neck.. 

Halifax 

V\ eldon 

Weldon B 143 

Enfield 

Spring Hill 

Wei Ion 

Halifax 

Enfield K 2 H 59.. 

lalKax 

Littleton 

Halifax R 1 

Halifax 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 

Enfield 



U T Tillery 

S Pittman 

G G Edmonds . 



Garyshurg 

VU.rL'aretts\ille.. 

Rosemary .., 

Jael sun 

Jackson 

Henrico 

Seaboa'd 

Gam-burg 

Jack-son 

.'ackson 



i.awrence Powell 

\ K I unn 

P Anthony 

I S Lyons 

WmScottand Chas Whitaker 

'Ihnmas Sykes 

L A Alston and D Williams 

1 1 Aicher 

Rogtr Jo'.nston 

W H Bailey 

VeK Nicholson 



W T L'dmonds.. 
F L Bullock .... 
FL Bullock ..... 

M G Peebles 

■3 L Foreman.... 
W T K'< morids.. 

G S Stokes 

.1 W Blacknall. 
Hem y Sweat .. 



Rrcky Mount iPavid Ses- om 

Rocky Mount R 2 14 76 A B Lucas and <.eu li Hill.... 

Rocky Mount |F Sandeisai ri R I ;:wr<r,ce. 

Rocky Mount R 6 B -12 A I, Junes 

Middlesex J S Lye s 

1 ocky N'ount (3, Box 1U3..'J H Harrison, T L Harrison.. 

Sharpsturjr .Walter farmer 

11 S Riddick 



cox Freemont Frar.k M A cox 

:>n Goldsburo R Undeiwood, T Armstrong.. 

•ence 'Elm City En 1 Virgil 

rry Sims E F> To. r-. r 



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